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.
Paleoanthropology and Morphology
The place of Homo floresiensis in human evolution.
Karen Baabdoi 10.4436/JASS.94024
Early hominin diversity and the emergence of genus Homo.
William Harcourt Smithdoi 10.4436/JASS.94035
Oldowan hominin behavior and ecology at Kanjera South, Kenya.
Thomas Plummer & Laura C. Bishopdoi 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 Manzidoi 10.4436/JASS.94019
What constitutes Homo sapiens? Morphology versus received wisdom.
Jeffrey H. Schwartzdoi 10.4436/JASS.94028
Brain and Cognition
Visuospatial integration and human evolution: the fossil evidence.
Emiliano Bruner, Marina Lozano & Carlos Lorenzodoi 10.4436/JASS.94025
Evolution of brain and culture: the neurological and cognitive journey from Australopithecus to Albert Einstein.
Dean Falkdoi 10.4436/JASS.94027
Faces in the mirror: from the neuroscience of mimicry to the emergence of mentalizing.
Antonella Tramacere & Pier Francesco Ferraridoi 10.4436/JASS.94037
The evolution of language and thought.
Philip Liebermandoi 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 Barbujanidoi 10.4436/JASS.94031
A tentative framework for the acquisition of language and modern human cognition.
Ian Tattersalldoi 10.4436/JASS.94030
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 Rivalsdoi 10.4436/JASS.94023