Books and chapters

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Books by our research faculty

How Humans Evolved. Robert Boyd, J.B. Silk. New York: W.W. Norton Press, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2018, 2020.

The Quality of the Archaeological Record. Charles Perreault. University of Chicago Press. 2019. 

The Paleobiology of Australopithecus. Kaye E. Reed, John G. Fleagle, Richard E. Leakey (editors). Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series. Springer Netherlands, 2013.

The Evolution of Primate Societies. J. Mitani, J. Call, P. Kappeler, R. Palombit, J.B. Silk (editors). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Lucy’s Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins. Donald Johanson and Kate Wong. New York: Harmony Books, 2009.

From Lucy to Language. Donald Johanson and Blake Edgar; Principal Photography David L. Brill. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006.

The Skull of Australopithecus afarensis. William Kimbel, Yoel Rak, and Donald Johanson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Ecce Homo: Writings in Honour of Third-Millenium Man. Donald Johanson and Giancarlo Ligabue. Milan: Electa, 1999.

Ancestors: In Search of Human Origins. Donald Johanson, Lenora Johanson, and Blake Edgar.  (Companion volume to the NOVA series.) New York: Villard Books, 1994.

Journey from the Dawn: Life with the World’s First Family. Donald Johanson and Kevin O’Farrell. New York: Villard Books. (1990)

Blueprints: Solving the Mystery of Evolution. Donald Johanson and Maitland A. Edey. New York: Penguin Books, 1989.

Lucy’s Child: The Discovery of a Human Ancestor. Donald Johanson and James Shreeve. New York: Viking Penguin, 1989.

Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind. Donald Johanson and Maitland Edey. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 1981.

Book chapters by our research faculty

The Evolutionary Roots of Blue Heritage in The Palgrave Handbook of Blue Heritage, edited by Rosabelle Boswell, David O’Kane, Jeremy Hills. Curtis Marean. Springer Nature, June 15, 2022

Geology, Fauna, and Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions of the Makapansgat Limeworks Australopithecus africanus–Bearing Paleo-Cave in African Paleoecology and Human Evolution, edited by Sally C. Reynolds and Rene Bobe
Kaye E. Reed, Kevin L. Kuykendall, Andy I.R. Herries, Philip J. Hopley, Matt Sponheimer, Lars Werdelin

Cambridge University Press

May 2022

The Hadar Formation, Afar Regional State, Ethiopia: Geology, Fauna, and Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions in African Paleoecology and Human Evolution, edited by Sally C. Reynolds and Rene Bobe
Christopher J. Campisano, John Rowan, Kaye E. Reed

Cambridge University Press

May 2022

Paleontology and Geology of the Mursi Formation in African Paleoecology and Human Evolution, edited by Sally C. Reynolds and Rene Bobe
Michelle S.M. Drapeau, Jonathan G. Wynn, Denis Geraads, Laurence Dumouchel, Christopher J. Campisano, Rene Bobe
Cambridge University Press

May 2022

The species and diversity of Australopithecus. In Handbook of Paleoanthropology, Volume 3. Phylogeny of Hominids. William Kimbel, Hartmut Rothe, Ian Tattersall, Winfried Henke, eds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. Revised ed. 2015

Excavation and Survey at Pinnacle Point. In Field Archaeology from Around the World: Ideas and Approaches. Simen Oestmo and Curtis W. Marean. Martin Carver, Bisserka Gaydarska, Sandra Monton-Subias, eds. Field Archaeology from Around the World. Springer Briefs in Archaeology
2015: 123–126

The Paleoclimatic Record and Plio-Pleistocene Paleoenvironments. In Handbook of Paleoanthropology. John Rowan and K.E. Reed (I. Tatersall I. and W. Henke, eds.) Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2014. 465–491. 

Pinnacle Point: Excavation and Survey Methods. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Simen Oestmo and Curtis W. Marean. (C. Smith, ed.) New York, Springer-Verlag. 2014. 

The species and diversity of Australopithecus. In Handbook of Paleoanthropology, Volume 3. Phylogeny of Hominids. William Kimbel. (Hartmut Rothe, Ian Tattersall, Winfried Henke, eds.) Revised ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2014. 

Stone age people in a changing South African Greater Cape Floristic Region. In Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region. Curtis W. Marean, Hayley C. Cawthra, Richard M. Cowling, Karen J. Esler, Erich Fisher, Antoni Milewski, Alastair J. Potts, Elzanne Singels, Jan De Vynck. (Nicky Allsopp, Jonathan F. Colville, and Tony Verboom, eds.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 164–199. 

Anthropoid analogues? Life history variation in Madagascar’s giant extinct lemurs. In Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology. L.R. Godfrey, G.T. Schwartz, W.L. Jungers, K.C. Catlett, K.E. Samonds, S. J. King, K.M. Muldoon, M.T. Irwin, D.A. Burney. (J. Masters, M. Gamba, and F. Genin, eds.) Springer Netherlands, 2013. 51–60.

Multiproxy paleoecology: Reconstructing evolutionary context in paleoanthropology. In Companion to Biological Anthropology. K.E. Reed. (D. Begun ed.). Wiley-Blackwell Publisher, 2013. 203–225.

Reconstructing the habitats of Australopithecus: Paleoenvironments, site taphonomy, and faunas. In The Paleobiology of Australopithecus. A.K. Behrensmeyer, K.E. Reed. (K.E. Reed, J.G. Fleagle, R. Leakey eds.). Springer Netherlands, 2013. 41–60.

The adaptive value of sociality. In: The Evolution of Primate Societies. J.B. Silk. (J. Mitani, J. Call, P. Kappeler, R. Palombit, and J.B. Silk, eds.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. 552–564.

The phylogeny and ontogeny of prosocial behavior. In The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology. J.B. Silk, B.R. House. (J.Vonk, T. K. Shackelford, eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 381–398.

Coastal South Africa and the co-evolution of the modern human lineage and coastal adaptations. In Trekking the Shore: Changing Coastlines and the Antiquity of Coastal Settlement. C. W. Marean. (Nuno Bicho, Jonathan A. Haws, and Loren G. Davis, eds). New York: Springer, 2011. 421–440.

The Origin of Homo. In The First Humans: Origins and Early Evolution of the Genus Homo, Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. William Kimbel. (Frederick E. Grine, John G. Fleagle, Richard E. Leakey, eds.). Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2009.

The Human Species on the Tree of Life. In Evolutionary Science and Society: Educating a New Generation. (Joel Cracraft and Rodger W. Bybee, eds.). William H. Kimbel. Proceedings of the BSBC, American Institute of Biological Sciences Symposium, Washington DC. 2005.