ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform all colleagues: Doc. MUDr. Vladimír Novotný, CSc, a long-time member of the editorial board of the Anthropologie, has died on 30th November 2019 at the age of 80 years.
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'Brochhausen M, 2002: Understanding Recent Apes as Parallel Models in Paleoanthropology: An Epistemological Approach. Anthropologie (Brno) 40, 2: 115-118'.
 
Abstract
The use of models gained in research concerning primate behaviour or human sociobiology is common in the creation of environmental concepts in paleoanthropology. This usage, however, produces the risk of anthropomorphistic interpretation of ecological and sociobiological situations regarding the human ancestry. To reject those models is often not possible. One has to ensure that these models are indicated and their metaphorical nature is respected. This does not mean that paleoanthropology is not an exact science, as theory is underdetermined in every science as well as, for example, in physics.
 
Keywords
Paleoanthropology - Scientific methods - Behavioural models - Epistemology
 
 
 
 

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