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


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Early hominin diversity and the emergence of genus Homo.

William Harcourt Smith

doi 10.4436/JASS.94035


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Oldowan hominin behavior and ecology at Kanjera South, Kenya.

Thomas Plummer & Laura C. Bishop

doi 10.4436/JASS.94033


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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


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What constitutes Homo sapiens? Morphology versus received wisdom.

Jeffrey H. Schwartz

doi 10.4436/JASS.94028


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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


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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


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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


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The evolution of language and thought.

Philip Lieberman

doi 10.4436/JASS.94029


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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


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

Ian Tattersall

doi 10.4436/JASS.94030


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Multilevel human evolution: ecological patterns in hominin phylogeny.

Andrea Parravicini & Telmo Pievani

doi 10.4436/JASS.94026


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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


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What do our genes tell us about our past.

Rob DeSalle

doi 10.4436/JASS.94032


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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


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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


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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


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Breasts are getting bigger. Where is the evidence?

Nicola Brown & Joanna Scurr

doi 10.4436/JASS.94020


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