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Apes and Human Evolution


Book: Apes and Human Evolution
Russell H. Tuttle (Author)
Hardcover: 1072 pages
Publisher: Harvard University Press (February 3, 2014)

Anthropologist's new book explores how apes and humans evolved side by side 
The trajectory of human evolution has many markers, including footprints left in moist, volcanic ash 3.66 million years ago by three individuals in Laetoli, Tanzania.
Anthropologist Mary Leakey's team found them in 1978. She later called upon physical anthropologist Russell Tuttle to study them. The footprints are the oldest evidence that early hominids came down from trees and began walking upright.
"If you look at the footprints, they are quite similar to the footprints of modern humans," said Tuttle, professor of anthropology and a leading expert on early humans. People who live in the Amazon region who have never worn shoes have nearly matching footprints, said Tuttle, author of Apes and Human Evolution, which Harvard University Press published in January...

Video. Russell Tuttle on Human Evolution: A Distinct Species

Vídeo YouTube por UChicagoSSD el 18/02/2014 añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria Universal > L.R.2.6 nº 32.