International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2023 (Vols. 1-61)
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'Butovskaia ML, 1999: The social oganisation and adaptations of early hominids to various environments during the plio-poleistocene. Anthropologie (Brno) 37, 1: 27-31'.
This article uses insight from social ecology to model the evolution of and changes in the social structures of ancestral hominids during the Plio-Pleistocene. It argues that while changing climates had an acknowledged effect on ancestral lifeways and behaviour, to understand the social organization of hominids we need to consider both historic and demographic factors as well. I argue that the hominid range expansion in evidence during the Pleistocene resulted from socio-ecological solutions adopted by the hominids.
Hominids - Human evolution - Adaptation - Human ecology - Pleistocene period - Social evolution - Evolutionism - Sexual selection

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