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The Paleobiological RevolutionEssays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology$
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David Sepkoski and Michael Ruse

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226748610

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.001.0001

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Ladders, Bushes, Punctuations, and Clades: Hominid Paleobiology in the Late Twentieth Century

Ladders, Bushes, Punctuations, and Clades: Hominid Paleobiology in the Late Twentieth Century

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(p.122) Chapter Seven Ladders, Bushes, Punctuations, and Clades: Hominid Paleobiology in the Late Twentieth Century
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The Paleobiological Revolution
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Tim D. White

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0008

This chapter examines hominid paleobiology and the history of the modern interpretations of human evolution. It outlines hominid paleobiology's place in science and situates it within post-Synthetic evolutionary biology. This chapter also analyzes the institutional, intellectual, and popular factors in evolutionary interpretation of hominids, including the influence of larger debates such as cladistics and punctuated equilibrium and the disciplinary identity of paleoanthropology.

Keywords:   hominid paleobiology, human evolution, evolutionary biology, cladistics, punctuated equilibrium, paleoanthropology

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