This volume brings together a group of authors that address the question of the first out of Africa into Asia c. 2 Ma. The scope of the book is comprehensive as it covers almost every major region of Asia. The primary goal of this volume is to provide an updated synthesis of the current state of the Asian paleoanthropological and paleoenvironmental records. Papers include detailed studies of the theoretical constructs underlying the move out of Africa, including detailed reconstructions of the paleoenvironment and possible migration routes. Other papers detail the Plio-Pleistocene archaeological and hominin fossil records of particular regions.
Provides a comprehensive review of the Asian paleoenvironmental and hominin behavioural and morphological recordsUseful for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and senior scientists studying the Asian paleoanthropological recordFocused areas covered are the nature of Early and Middle Pleistocene hominin dispersals into particular regions; the evidence for the earliest hominin occupations in certain regions; and hominin morphological and behavioral variation