Book Title: The History of Our Tribe: Hominini

Author: Barbara Helm Welker

Book Description: Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The History of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the people and places involved with their discovery and study. It is designed as a textbook for a course on Human Evolution but can also serve as an introductory text for relevant sections of courses in Biological or General Anthropology or general interest. It is both a comprehensive technical reference for relevant terms, theories, methods, and species and an overview of the people, places, and discoveries that have imbued paleoanthropology with such fascination, romance, and mystery.

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Barbara Helm Welker



The History of Our Tribe: Hominini
Barbara Helm Welker
Illustrations by Keenan Taylor

© 2017 Barbara Helm Welker

Illustrations as marked © 2017 Keenan Taylor

ISBN: 978-1-942341-40-6 ebook
978-1-942341-41-3 print

This publication was made possible by a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG). IITG is a competitive grants program open to SUNY faculty and support staff across all disciplines. IITG encourages development of innovations that meet the Power of SUNY’s transformative vision.

Published by Open SUNY Textbooks

Milne Library
State University of New York at Geneseo
Geneseo, NY 14454

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Publication Date
June 13, 2017
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