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By Sacha C. Jones, Brian A. Stewart

Bringing jointly archaeological, paleoenvironmental, paleontological and genetic information, this publication makes a primary try and reconstruct African inhabitants histories from out species' evolution to the Holocene. Africa in the course of Marine Isotope phases (MIS) 6 to two (~190-12,000 years in the past) witnessed the organic improvement and behavioral florescence of our species. smooth human inhabitants dynamics, which concerned a number of inhabitants expansions, dispersals, contractions and extinctions, performed a principal function in our species’ evolutionary trajectory. up to now, the demographic strategies – glossy human inhabitants sizes, distributions and pursuits – that happened inside of Africa in this serious interval were constantly under-addressed.
The authors of this quantity objective at (1) studying the effect of this glacial-interglacial- glacial cycle on human team sizes, events and distributions all through Africa; (2) investigating the macro- and micro-evolutionary strategies underpinning our species’ anatomical and behavioral evolution; and (3) atmosphere an schedule wherein Africa can reap the benefits of, and finally give a contribution to, the more and more subtle theoretical and methodological palaeodemographic frameworks constructed on different continents.

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