Volume 94 (2016)

What made us human?

The first part of the volume 94 will include a number of papers concerned with one of the fundamental question of evolutionary Anthropology, what made us human?. These contributions have been developed with updates from the lectures presented at the international workshop “What made us human? Biological and cultural Evolution of Homo sapiens” (Erice, Italy, October 14-19, 2014) by leading scholars in paleontology, genetics, archaeology and linguistics. Stefano Parmigiani, Telmo Pievani and Ian Tattersall will serve as guest Editors, with the assistance of Francesco Suman.

Cover Story

What made us human? Biological and cultural evolution of Homo sapiens.

Stefano Parmigiani, Telmo Pievani & Ian Tattersall

1-3 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94036

Paleoanthropology and Morphology

The place of Homo floresiensis in human evolution.

Karen Baab

5-18 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94024

Early hominin diversity and the emergence of genus Homo.

William Harcourt Smith

19-27 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94035

Oldowan hominin behavior and ecology at Kanjera South, Kenya.

Thomas Plummer & Laura C. Bishop

29-40 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94033

Filling the gap. Human cranial remains from Gombore II (Melka Kunture, Ethiopia; ca. 850 ka) and the origin of Homo heidelbergensis.

Antonio Profico, Fabio Di Vincenzo, Lorenza Gagliardi, Marcello Piperno & Giorgio Manzi

41-63 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94019

What constitutes Homo sapiens? Morphology versus received wisdom.

Jeffrey H. Schwartz

65-80 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94028

Brain and Cognition

Visuospatial integration and human evolution: the fossil evidence.

Emiliano Bruner, Marina Lozano & Carlos Lorenzo

81-97 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94025

Evolution of brain and culture: the neurological and cognitive journey from Australopithecus to Albert Einstein.

Dean Falk

99-111 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94027

Faces in the mirror: from the neuroscience of mimicry to the emergence of mentalizing.

Antonella Tramacere & Pier Francesco Ferrari

113-126 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94037


The evolution of language and thought.

Philip Lieberman

127-146 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94029

Formal Linguistics as a cue to demographic history.

Giuseppe Longobardi, A. Ceolin, A. Ecay, S. Ghirotto, C. Guardiano, M. Irimia, D. Michelioudakis, N. Radkevich, D. Pettener, D. Luiselli & Guido Barbujani

147-155 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94031

A tentative framework for the acquisition of language and modern human cognition.

Ian Tattersall

157-166 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94030


Multilevel human evolution: ecological patterns in hominin phylogeny.

Andrea Parravicini & Telmo Pievani

167-182 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94026

Evolutionary medicine

Why human evolution should be a basic science for medicine and psychology students.

Paola Palanza & Stefano Parmigiani

183-192 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94034


What do our genes tell us about our past.

Rob DeSalle

193-200 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94032

Invited reviews

The false dichotomy: a refutation of the Neandertal indistinguishability claim.

Thomas Wynn, Karenleigh A. Overmann & Frederick L. Coolidge

201-221 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94022

Do it yourself

Make it clear: Molds, transparent casts, and lightning techniques for stereomicroscopic analysis of taphonomic modifications on bone surfaces.

Edgard Camarós, Carlos Sánchez Hernández & Florent Rivals

223-230 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94023

Correspondence & Notes

New Evaluation of the Castel di Guido ‘Hyoid .

Luigi Capasso, Ruggero D’Anastasio, Lucia Mancini, Claudio Tuniz & David W. Frayer

231-235 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94021

Breasts are getting bigger. Where is the evidence?

Nicola Brown & Joanna Scurr

237-244 [full text]

doi 10.4436/JASS.94020