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

doi 10.4436/JASS.94036

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Paleoanthropology and Morphology

The place of Homo floresiensis in human evolution.

Karen Baab

doi 10.4436/JASS.94024

5-18

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Early hominin diversity and the emergence of genus Homo.

William Harcourt Smith

doi 10.4436/JASS.94035

19-27

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Oldowan hominin behavior and ecology at Kanjera South, Kenya.

Thomas Plummer & Laura C. Bishop

doi 10.4436/JASS.94033

29-40

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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

doi 10.4436/JASS.94019

41-63

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What constitutes Homo sapiens? Morphology versus received wisdom.

Jeffrey H. Schwartz

doi 10.4436/JASS.94028

65-80

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Brain and Cognition

Visuospatial integration and human evolution: the fossil evidence.

Emiliano Bruner, Marina Lozano & Carlos Lorenzo

doi 10.4436/JASS.94025

81-97

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

Dean Falk

doi 10.4436/JASS.94027

99-111

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

Antonella Tramacere & Pier Francesco Ferrari

doi 10.4436/JASS.94037

113-126

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Language

The evolution of language and thought.

Philip Lieberman

doi 10.4436/JASS.94029

127-146

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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

doi 10.4436/JASS.94031

147-155

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

Ian Tattersall

doi 10.4436/JASS.94030

157-166

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Ecology

Multilevel human evolution: ecological patterns in hominin phylogeny.

Andrea Parravicini & Telmo Pievani

doi 10.4436/JASS.94026

167-182

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Evolutionary medicine

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

Paola Palanza & Stefano Parmigiani

doi 10.4436/JASS.94034

183-192

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Genetics

What do our genes tell us about our past.

Rob DeSalle

doi 10.4436/JASS.94032

193-200

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Invited reviews

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

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

doi 10.4436/JASS.94022

201-221

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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

doi 10.4436/JASS.94023

223-230

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Correspondence & Notes

New Evaluation of the Castel di Guido ‘Hyoid .

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

doi 10.4436/JASS.94021

231-235

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Breasts are getting bigger. Where is the evidence?

Nicola Brown & Joanna Scurr

doi 10.4436/JASS.94020

237-244

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