ERIC Number: ED167419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Human Origins: Problems in the Interpretation of New Evidence. Third Edition. AAAS Study Guides on Contemporary Problems.
Almquist, Alan J.; Cronin, John E.
This Chautauqua-type short course in human evolution is divided into two parts: The Biochemical Evidence for Human Evolution, and the Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution. The first part covers the comparison of macromolecular differences between species. This includes comparison of DNA base-ratios and amino acid substitution in enzymes and other peptides. Electrophoresis and immunological techniques are discussed. In the second part, the fossil evidence for human evolution found in South Africa, East Africa, the Lake Turkana Basin, and Northern Kenya is presented. In addition, problems in dating fossils and in interpretation are discussed. (BB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.