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by Richard Potts

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Author:
Richard Potts
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978-0202011769
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0202011763
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Transaction Publishers; 1 edition (December 31, 1988)
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Early Hominid Activities at Olduvai. Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathematical models of human behavior, Sedlacek's groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value. Vol. 3. Excavations in Beds I & II, 1960-1963.

The earliest sites at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania are among the best documented and most important for studies of human evolution. This book investigates the behavior of hominids at Olduvai using data of stone tools and animal bones, as well as the results of work in taphonomy (how animals become fossils), the behavior of mammals, and a wide range of ecological theory and data.

This book investigates the behavior of hominids at Olduvai using data of stone tools and animal bones. The book is well written and advanced readers will readily follow the author's logic as he proceeds to build his case. The book provides an excellent example of analysis and interpretation in human paleontology. Paleoecological, geological, and taphonomic data that have been used to make inferences about possible behaviors of plio-pleistocene hominids are provided, giving meaning to artifacts that are often merely listed or described. Recommended for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.

New Biological Books. Early Hominid Activities at Olduvai. Foundations of Human Behavior. Richard Potts, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, Richard W. Wrangham. Kathy D. Schick, "Early Hominid Activities at Olduvai. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. Rethinking the Theoretical Foundation of Sociobiology.

The earliest sites at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania are among the best documented .

Potts R (1988) Early Hominid Activities at Olduvai. Aldine de Gruyter, New YorkGoogle Scholar. uman Origins Program, Department of Anthropology, MRC 112, National Museum of Natural HistorySmithsonian nUSA.

Richard Potts (Potts, Richard). used books, rare books and new books. Early Hominid Activities at Olduvai (Foundations of Human Behaviour): ISBN 9780202011769 (978-0-202-01176-9) Hardcover, Transaction Publishers, 1988. Find all books by 'Richard Potts' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Richard Potts'. Aldine de Gruyter, New York. 18, 477-484 Potts, . Shipman, . 1981 Human Evolution and the Dawn of Technology Simon & Schuster, New York. Semaw, . Rogers, M. Quade, . Renne, . LITHIC ARCHAEOLOGY 229 Potts,R. 1981. Cut-marks made by stone tools on bones from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Human Evolution and the Dawn of Technology Simon & Schuster, New York. Butler, ., Dominguez-Rodrigo, . Stout, . Hart, W. Pickering, . and Simpson, ., 2003. Million-year-old stone tools and associated bones from OGS-6 and OGS-7, Gona, Afar, Ethiopia.

The Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge in Tanzania is one of the most important sites in the world; it has proven invaluable in furthering understanding of early human evolution

The Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge in Tanzania is one of the most important sites in the world; it has proven invaluable in furthering understanding of early human evolution. A steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley that stretches across East Africa, it is about 48 km (30 mi) long, and is located in the eastern Serengeti Plains in the Arusha Region about 45 kilometres (28 miles) from Laetoli, another important archaeological site of early human occupation.

The earliest sites at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania are among the best documented and most important for studies of human evolution. This book investigates the behavior of hominids at Olduvai using data of stone tools and animal bones, as well as the results of work in taphonomy (how animals become fossils), the behavior of mammals, and a wide range of ecological theory and data. By illustrating the ways in which modern and prehistoric evidence is used in making interpretations, the author guides the reader through the geological, ecological, and archeological areas involved in the study of humans.

Based on his study of the Olduvai excavations, animal life, and stone tools, the author carefully examines conventional views and proposals about the early Olduvai sites. First, the evidence of site geology, tool cut marks, and other clues to the formation of the Olduvai sites are explored. On this basis, the large mammal communities in which early hominids lived are investigated, using methods which compare sites produced mainly by hominids with others made by carnivores. Questions about hominid hunting, scavenging, and the importance of eating meat are then scrutinized. The leading alternative positions on each issue are discussed, providing a basis for understanding some of the most contentious debates in paleo-anthropology today.

The dominant interpretive model for the artifact and bone accumulations at Olduvai and other Plio-Pleistocene sites has been that they represent "home bases," social foci similar to the campsites of hunter-gatherers. Based on paleo-ecological evidence and ecological models, the author critically analyzes the home base interpretation and proposes alternative views. A new view of the Olduvai sites—that they represent stone caches where hominids processed carcasses for food—is shown to have important implications for our understanding of hominid social behavior and evolution.

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  • This book brings into focus the activities at Olduvai as a special study. Micro study of the finds instead of general overall view so common.