Casting the Net Wide: Papers in Honor of Glynn Isaac and His Approach to Human Origins Research [Hardback]

Jeanne Sept (Editor); David Pilbeam (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781842174548 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: American School of Prehistoric Research Monograph | Year of Publication: 2012 | Language: English 304p,

Casting the Net Wide


This collection of essays and tributes to Glynn Isaac marks the 26th anniversary of Glynns premature death on October 5th, 1985. These contributions document the work of many of Glynns colleagues students and collaborators, and reflect their continuing respect for a great scholar

Table of Contents

1. Olorgesailie – Retrospective and Current Synthesis: Contribution to the Commemorative Volume in Honor of Glynn Isaac (Richard Potts)
2. Conversations with Glynn’s Ghost: The Evolution of Paleolandscape Research at East Turkana (Anna K. Behrensmeyer)
3. Glynn Llywelyn Isaac: A Recollection and Retrospective Assessment (Diane Gifford-Gonzalez)
4. Factors Affecting Variability in Early Stone Age Lithic Assemblages: Personal Observations from Actualistic Studies (Nicholas Toth and Kathy Schick)
5. Archaeology of Human Origins: The Contribution of West Turkana (Kenya) (Hélène Roche)
6. The Empire of the Acheulean strikes back (J. A. J. Gowlett)
7. The Diet of Early Humans: A Summary of the Critical Arguments 40 Years after Isaac’s Initial Insights (Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo)
8. Glynn Isaac: Memories and Tribute (John D. Speth)
9. Honey and Fire in Human Evolution (Richard Wrangham)
10. A Worm’s Eye View of Primate Behavior (Jeanne Sept)
11. A Geographic Overview of Neanderthal-Modern Human Encounters (Ofer Bar-Yosef)
12. Sorting Out the Muddle in the Middle East: Glynn Isaac’s Method of ‘Multiple Working Hypotheses’ Applied to Theories of Human Evolution in the Late Pleistocene Levant (John J. Shea)
13. Scatters between the Sites – Farm Shelters, Hunting and Gathering and the Farming Cycle in West Africa: Lessons for Archaeological Distributions (Merrick Posnansky)
14. In Pursuit of the Past: A Consideration of Emergent Issues in African Archaeology in the Last Fifty Years (Francis B. Musonda)
15. The Tortoise and the Ostrich Egg: Projecting the Home Base Hypothesis into the 21st Century (Brian A. Stewart, John Parkington, and John W. Fisher, Jr.)
16. A Very Particular Kind of Archaeologist (Bernard Wood)

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