The origin of man.

Bibliographic Collection: 
MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Lovejoy, C O
Year of Publication: 1981
Journal: Science
Volume: 211
Issue: 4480
Pagination: 341-50
Date Published: 01/1981
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 0036-8075

Five characters separate man from other hominoids-a large neocortex, bipedality, reduced anterior dentition with molar dominance, material culture, and unique sexual and reproductive behavior. Evidence provided by the fossil record, primate behavior, and demographic analysis shows that the traditional view that early human evolution was a direct consequence of brain expansion and material culture is incorrect, and that the unique sexual and reproductive behavior of man may be the sine qua non of human origin.

DOI: 10.1126/science.211.4480.341
Alternate Journal: Science