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The Evolution of the Human Head

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$51.50 • £41.95 • €46.50

ISBN 9780674046368

Publication Date: 01/03/2011


768 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

55 halftones, 110 line illustrations

Belknap Press


  • Preface: Heads Up
  • 1. A Tinkered Ape?
  • 2. The Skeletal Tissues of the Head
  • 3. Setting the Stage: Embryonic Development of the Head
  • 4. Modular Growth of the Fetal and Postnatal Head
  • 5. Integration of the Head during Fetal and Postnatal Growth
  • 6. The Brain and the Skull
  • 7. You Are How You Eat: Chewing and the Head
  • 8. Pharynx, Larynx, Tongue, and Lung
  • 9. Holding Up and Moving the Head
  • 10. Sense and Sensitivity: Vision, Hearing, Olfaction, and Taste
  • 11. Early Hominin Heads
  • 12. Ecce Early Homo
  • 13. The Evolution of the Head in Homo sapiens
  • 14. Final Thoughts and Speculations
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2011 Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, Archeology & Anthropology Category
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