The complexity of behavior documented in Peninj is captivating, because it certainly implies active hunting, intricate knapping, and diverse land-use between 1.5 and 1.2 mya. This complexity is all the more remarkable because Dominguez-Rodrigo and colleagues present compelling links to tangible patterns in the present from those from the past. [...] The authors have developed an inspiring methodology.' -- Paleoanthropology Paleoanthropology The conclusions drawn from this research project are appropriate and will likely be difficult to overturn on the basis of the evidence presented. The affordable pricetag gives this monograph added value for money and ensures its accessibility to Africanist and Palaeolithic archaeologists, as well as students and more casual readers. The editors and researchers who have contributed to the Peninj research project should be commended for a substantial contribution to Early Stone Age and human evolutionary discourse, and especially for bringing Peninj back to the fore as an archaeological site of considerable importance.' -- Journal of African Archaeology Journal of African Archaeology This impressive monograph reports on ten years of fieldwork and analysis by a Spanish team, under the direction of Manuel Dominguez Rodrigo, in East Africa.' -- Journal of Anthropological Research Journal of Anthropological Research
Reseña del editor:
The Early Pleistocene sediments of Peninj, west of Lake Natron (Tanzania), contain a wealth of archaeological and paleontological sites formed during the emergence of the genus Homo and the extinction of the last australopithecines. Peninj has preserved tantalizing evidence that hominids, living in an open savanna, were acquiring animal resources through predation. Evidence also suggests that hominids repeatedly visited points on the landscape to conduct specific and distinct activities, such as butchering or tool manufacture. The lithic assemblage reveals complex planning in stone tool production and use, and the oldest evidence of woodworking. The results of the research described here constitute a major contribution to the study of human evolution and to reconstructing the behavior of early Homo erectus .
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.