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Author Washburn, S. L
Title Social Life of Early Man
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2004
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Descript 1 online resource (602 pages)
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Note Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Introduction -- Table of Contents -- Patterns of Social Grouping Among Wild Primates -- Grouping Among Primate Families -- Lemuroidea -- Lemuridae -- Indridae -- Daubentoniidae -- Lorisoidea -- Tarsioidea -- Ceboidea -- Aotinae -- Pithecinae -- Alouattinae -- Cebinae -- Atelinae -- Callimiconidae -- Hapalidae -- Cercopithfcoidea -- Cercopithecinae -- Colobinae -- Hominoidea -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Behavior and Ways of Life of the Fossil Primates -- Prosimians -- The Subfossil Lemurs of Madagascar -- Cercopithecoidea -- Pongidae -- The Genus Pliopithecus -- The Genus Dryopithecus -- The Pongids of Kenya: Limnopithecus and Proconsul -- Bibliography -- The Nature and Special Features of the Instinctive Social Bond of Primates -- Origin of the Social Bond -- Form of the Social Bond -- Intensity of Social Conflict -- Nature of the Social Bond -- The Context of Bond-Forming Behavior -- Special Features of the Bond-Forming Situation -- Anlage of Concept-Formation -- Anlage of Tool-Using -- Addendum -- Bibliography -- The Evolution of Territorial Behavior -- I. The Act of Sitting and its Anatomical Structure -- II. Methods of Territorial Demarcation -- III. Social Aspects -- IV. Elements of Speech -- V. Territory -- Summary -- Bibliography -- Some Factors Influencing the Social Life of Primates in General and of Early Man in Particular -- Bibliography -- Social Behavior of Baboons and Early Man -- Troop Size -- Range -- Diet -- Population Structure -- Subgroups and Play -- Mother-Child Relations -- Sexual Behavior -- Economic Dependence -- Dominance -- Home Base -- Sounds and Gestures -- Summary and Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Notes on the Mentality of Primitive Man -- Bibliography -- Some Evidence for the Ideologies of Early Man
I. The Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic -- II. Early and Late Neanderthal Man -- III. The Pithecanthropian Races -- Bibliography -- The Social Life of Early Paleolithic Man as Seen through the Work of the Soviet Anthropologists -- Preliminary Observations -- Classification of the Hominids -- The Evolution of Homo Sapiens -- Formation of Homo Sapiens -- Ideas Regarding the Primitive Human Groups: An Attempt at a Factual Survey -- The Separation of Man from the Animal World -- Bibliography -- Acquisition of Anatomical Knowledge by Ancient Man -- Development of Human Anatomical Knowledge in the Aleutian Islands -- Method of Description -- Sources of Aleut Anatomical Knowledge -- Application of Anatomical Information -- Projections of Anatomical Orientation -- Sources of Anatomical Information Among the Mano and the Tungus -- Factors in the Underestimation of Primitive Knowledge -- Unreconstructable Aspects -- Protohominid Continuities -- The Argument from Contemporary Distribution -- Summary -- Bibliography -- On Man's Use of Fire, with Comments on Tool-making and Hunting -- Use of Fire -- Earliest Evidence of the use of Fire -- Addendum -- Man as Tool-Maker -- Bibliography -- The Social Life of Spanish Paleolithic Hunters as Shown by Levantine Art -- I. The Difficulty of Coming to Socioeconomic Conclusions from Archaeological Data -- II. What we May Learn from the Art -- III. The Cave Art of the Spanish Levant -- IV. Chronology -- V. Clothes, Adornment, and Arms -- VI. The Chase -- VII. Battles and Dancing Warriors -- VIII. Military Life and Hierarchy -- IX. Scenes of Punishment -- X. Scenes of Gathering and Home Life -- XI. Religious Scenes -- XII. An Estimate of Population -- XIII. The Decadence of this World During the Neolithic -- XIV. Conclusions -- Bibliography -- The Social Life of Early Man: The Evidence of Skeletons -- Cranial Capacity
The Anatomical Evidence of Speech -- Duration of Life -- Sex Ratio -- Paleolithic Populations -- Composition -- Problem of Territoriality -- Interpretation of Lesions on Bone -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- The Protocultural Foundations of Human Adaptation -- I. Social Behavior and Social Structure -- II. Ecological Relations -- III. Modes of Communication and their Properties -- IV. Psychological Capacities and Organization -- Bibliography -- Sedentary and Mobile Bents in Early Societies -- Glosses on the General Theme -- Environment in the Ice Age -- Biology and the Family -- Woman and Fire -- Age and Origin of Fire-Using -- Diversity of Habitat and Habit -- Some Genetic Implications of Human Evolution -- Bibliography -- Bibliography -- Relevance of Recent Evolutionary Changes to Human Stress Biology -- Comments -- Index
Attempting to reconstruct the life of early societies, particular emphasis is laid upon social behaviour among primates, as well as approaches from ethnology, prehistoric archaeology, geography, genetics, human stress biology and psychology. First published in 1962
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Washburn, S. L. Social Life of Early Man London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2004 9780415330411
Subject Prehistoric peoples.;Primates -- Behavior
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Alt Author Washburn, S. L
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