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The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

T. J. Crow


This volume addresses the question of the speciation of modern Homo Sapiens. The subject raises profound questions about the nature of the species, our defining characteristic (it is suggested it is language), and the brain changes and their genetic basis that make us distinct. The British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences have brought together experts from palaeontology, archaeology, linguistics, psychology, genetics and evolutionary theory to present evidence and theories of our understanding of these issues. Palaeontological and genetic work suggests that the transition from a pre ... More

Keywords: palaeontology, archaeology, linguistics, psychology, genetics, evolutionary theory, hominid evolution, modern man, language, brain lateralization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263112
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T. J. Crow, editor
Warneford Hospital, Oxford