Contents volume 94 (2016)
What made us human?
The first part of the volume 94 will include a number of papers concerned with one of the fundamental question of evolutionary Anthropology, what made us human?. These contributions have been developed with updates from the lectures presented at the international workshop “What made us human? Biological and cultural Evolution of Homo sapiens” (Erice, Italy, October 14-19, 2014) by leading scholars in paleontology, genetics, archaeology and linguistics. Stefano Parmigiani, Telmo Pievani and Ian Tattersall will serve as guest Editors, with the assistance of Francesco Suman.
Cover story
1-3 What made us human? Biological and cultural evolution of Homo sapiens
Stefano Parmigiani, Telmo Pievani & Ian Tattersall
doi 10.4436/JASS.94036
Paleoanthropology and Morphology
5-18 The place of Homo floresiensis in human evolution
Karen Baab
doi 10.4436/JASS.94024
19-27 Early hominin diversity and the emergence of genus Homo
William Harcourt Smith
doi 10.4436/JASS.94035
29-40 Oldowan hominin behavior and ecology at Kanjera South, Kenya
Thomas Plummer & Laura C. Bishop
doi 10.4436/JASS.94033
41-63 Filling the gap. Human cranial remains from Gombore II (Melka Kunture, Ethiopia; ca. 850 ka) and the origin of Homo heidelbergensis
Antonio Profico, Fabio Di Vincenzo, Lorenza Gagliardi, Marcello Piperno & Giorgio Manzi
doi 10.4436/JASS.94019
65-80 What constitutes Homo sapiens? Morphology versus received wisdom
Jeffrey H. Schwartz
doi 10.4436/JASS.94028
Brain and Cognition
81-97 Visuospatial integration and human evolution: the fossil evidence
Emiliano Bruner, Marina Lozano & Carlos Lorenzo
doi 10.4436/JASS.94025
99-111 Evolution of brain and culture: the neurological and cognitive journey from Australopithecus to Albert Einstein
Dean Falk
doi 10.4436/JASS.94027
113-126 Faces in the mirror: from the neuroscience of mimicry to the emergence of mentalizing
Antonella Tramacere & Pier Francesco Ferrari
doi 10.4436/JASS.94037
Language
127-146 The evolution of language and thought
Philip Lieberman
doi 10.4436/JASS.94029
147-155 Formal Linguistics as a cue to demographic history
Giuseppe Longobardi, A. Ceolin, A. Ecay, S. Ghirotto, C. Guardiano, M. Irimia, D. Michelioudakis, N. Radkevich, D. Pettener, D. Luiselli & Guido Barbujani
doi 10.4436/JASS.94031
157-166 A tentative framework for the acquisition of language and modern human cognition
Ian Tattersall
doi 10.4436/JASS.94030
Ecology
167-182 Multilevel human evolution: ecological patterns in hominin phylogeny
Andrea Parravicini & Telmo Pievani
doi 10.4436/JASS.94026
Evolutionary medicine
183-192 Why human evolution should be a basic science for medicine and psychology students
Paola Palanza & Stefano Parmigiani
doi 10.4436/JASS.94034
Genetics
193-200 What do our genes tell us about our past
Rob DeSalle
doi 10.4436/JASS.94032
Invited reviews
201-221 The false dichotomy: a refutation of the Neandertal indistinguishability claim
Thomas Wynn, Karenleigh A. Overmann & Frederick L. Coolidge
doi 10.4436/JASS.94022
Do it yourself
223-230 Make it clear: Molds, transparent casts, and lightning techniques for stereomicroscopic analysis of taphonomic modifications on bone surfaces
Edgard Camarós, Carlos Sánchez Hernández & Florent Rivals
doi 10.4436/JASS.94023
Correspondence & Notes
231-235 New Evaluation of the Castel di Guido ‘Hyoid’
Luigi Capasso, Ruggero D’Anastasio, Lucia Mancini, Claudio Tuniz & David W. Frayer
doi 10.4436/JASS.94021
237-244 Breasts are getting bigger. Where is the evidence?
Nicola Brown & Joanna Scurr
doi 10.4436/JASS.94020