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By Meave Leakey, Lars Werdelin (auth.), John G. Fleagle, John J. Shea, Frederick E. Grine, Andrea L. Baden, Richard E. Leakey (eds.

For the 1st thirds of our evolutionary heritage, we hominins have been limited to Africa. courting from approximately million years in the past, hominin fossils first seem in Eurasia. This quantity addresses a few of the matters surrounding this preliminary hominin intercontinental dispersal. Why did hominins first depart Africa within the early Pleistocene and never prior? What will we learn about the variations of the hominins that dispersed - their nutrition, locomotor skills, cultural talents? was once there a unmarried dispersal occasion or a number of? was once the hominin dispersal a part of a broader faunal growth of African mammals northward? What direction or routes did dispersing populations take?

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