The Domestication of the Human Species

In this exciting new book the author of Man, the Promising Primate takes domestication as the starting point for his continued inquiry into human evolution.

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Author: Peter J. Wilson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300050321

Category: Psychology

Page: 201

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In this exciting new book the author of Man, the Promising Primate takes domestication as the starting point for his continued inquiry into human evolution. Peter J. Wilson believes that the most radical and far-reaching innovation in human development was this settling down into a built environment, and he argues that it had a crucial effect on human psychology and social relations. His insights not only offer an enriched understanding of human behavior and human history but also point the way toward amendments to long-standing social theories.

The Doctrine of the Unity of the Human Race Examined on the Principles of Science

The birds in domestication , were compared with living specimens procured from
their native wilds . ... companion of man , and the most intelligent of our animals ,
has only two domesticated species in the genus , - the horse and ass , and that ...

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Author: John Bachman

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082316443

Category: Monogenism and polygenism

Page: 312

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American Theories of Polygenesis Natural history of the human species

Animals and plants , in a state of domestication , or of cultivation , are subject to
remarkable changes when removed from ... of the wolf , Why do naturalists admit
these as mere varieties , and insist that the human races are as many species ?

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Author: Robert Bernasconi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061340991

Category: Human evolution

Page:

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The Domestication of Humans

This book explains all of them in one consistent, elegant theory. It presents the most revolutionary proposal of human origins since Darwin.

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Author: Robert G. Bednarik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000048971

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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The Domestication of Humans explains the alternative to the African Eve model by attributing human modernity, not to a speciation event in Africa, but to the unintended self-domestication of humans. This alternative account of human origins provides the reader with a comprehensive explanation of all features defining our species that is consistent with all the available evidence. These traits include, but are not limited to, massive neotenisation, numerous somatic changes, susceptibility to almost countless detrimental conditions and maladaptations, brain atrophy, loss of oestrus and thousands of genetic impairments. The teleological fantasy of replacement by a ‘superior’ species that has dominated the topic of modern human origins has never explained any of the many features that distinguish us from our robust ancestors. This book explains all of them in one consistent, elegant theory. It presents the most revolutionary proposal of human origins since Darwin. Although primarily intended for the academic market, this book is perfectly suitable for anyone interested in how and why we became the species that we are today.

The Pedigree of the Human Race

VARIETIES , SUB - SPECIES AND “ RACES ” AMONG ANIMALS . In all animals
whose success in life is so considerable that they become in great part protected
from their natural enemies and the menace of starvation , the tendency to vary ...

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Author: Harris Hawthorne Wilder

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924003051517

Category: Ethnology

Page: 368

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The Secret of Our Success

This is a remarkable book."--Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist and The Evolution of Everything "In this accessible, authoritative book, Joseph Henrich explains why culture is essential for understanding human evolution.

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Author: Joseph Henrich

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691178431

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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How our collective intelligence has helped us to evolve and prosper Humans are a puzzling species. On the one hand, we struggle to survive on our own in the wild, often failing to overcome even basic challenges, like obtaining food, building shelters, or avoiding predators. On the other hand, human groups have produced ingenious technologies, sophisticated languages, and complex institutions that have permitted us to successfully expand into a vast range of diverse environments. What has enabled us to dominate the globe, more than any other species, while remaining virtually helpless as lone individuals? This book shows that the secret of our success lies not in our innate intelligence, but in our collective brains—on the ability of human groups to socially interconnect and learn from one another over generations. Drawing insights from lost European explorers, clever chimpanzees, mobile hunter-gatherers, neuroscientific findings, ancient bones, and the human genome, Joseph Henrich demonstrates how our collective brains have propelled our species' genetic evolution and shaped our biology. Our early capacities for learning from others produced many cultural innovations, such as fire, cooking, water containers, plant knowledge, and projectile weapons, which in turn drove the expansion of our brains and altered our physiology, anatomy, and psychology in crucial ways. Later on, some collective brains generated and recombined powerful concepts, such as the lever, wheel, screw, and writing, while also creating the institutions that continue to alter our motivations and perceptions. Henrich shows how our genetics and biology are inextricably interwoven with cultural evolution, and how culture-gene interactions launched our species on an extraordinary evolutionary trajectory. Tracking clues from our ancient past to the present, The Secret of Our Success explores how the evolution of both our cultural and social natures produce a collective intelligence that explains both our species' immense success and the origins of human uniqueness.

The Human Species

This strange accumulation of remains furnished by one species , and the choice
of animals in their prime , are , in the opinion of M. ... The arguments brought
forward in favour of the domestication of the reindeer are almost of the same
nature .

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Author: Armand de Quatrefages de Bréau

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435079086930

Category: Anthropology

Page: 498

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The Human Species

This strange accumulation of remains furnished by one species , and the choice
of animals in their prime , are , in the opinion of M. ... The arguments brought
forward in favour of the domestication of the reindeer are almost of the same
nature .

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Author: Armand Quatrefages de Bréau (i.e. Jean Louis Armand de)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012218421

Category: Anthropology

Page: 498

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The Human Species

This strange accumulation of remains furnished by one species , and the choice
of animals in their prime , are , in the opinion of M. ... The arguments brought
forward in favour of the domestication of the reindeer are almost of the same
nature .

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Author: Armand Quatrefages

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002697368

Category: Anthropology

Page: 498

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On the Domesticated Animals of the British Islands

Comprehending the Natural and Economical History of Species and Varieties,
the Description of the Properties of External Form, and Observations on the ... But
the domesticated Goat was not confined to this division of the human race .

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Author: David Low

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024244256

Category: Animal breeds

Page: 767

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Thoughts on the Future of the Human Race

the capacity to use them so as to extract from them much , if not all , of the comfort
derivable from them , and to replace as fast they consume them . They have
domesticated such of the other animals as they could turn to account for
purposes of ...

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Author: William Ellis

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112082059152

Category: Civilization

Page: 281

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The Comparative Anatomy of the Domesticated Animals Second Edition Revised and Enlarged with the Co operation of S Arloing Translated and Edited by George Fleming Etc

Do the muscles which receive these designations , considered in mammals only ,
offer in all species the form or the structure which justifies the employment of
these names in the human species ? Are the distinctive epithets of great ,
medium ...

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Author: Jean Baptiste Auguste CHAUVEAU

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022008407

Category:

Page: 957

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American Theories of Polygenesis Doctrine of the unity of the human race examined on the principles of science

The original species still exist wild in their forests ; there was , therefore , no
possibility of their having received any admixture from foreign species . They are
now of various sizes , and of all colours . Some of the domesticated races have ...

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Author: Robert Bernasconi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061341023

Category: Human evolution

Page:

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The English Cyclop dia

It is well known that among all other animals nations affords one of the strongest
possible arguments in favour of the hybrid productions of parents of different
species are either quite the whole human race being but one species ; for , as Dr.

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172131175465

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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Ancient Society Or Researches in the Lines of Human Progress from Savagery Through Barbarism to Civilization

In the Eastern hemisphere , the domestication of animals enabled the thrifty and
industrious to secure for themselves a permanent supply of animal food ,
including milk ; the healthful and invigorating influence of which upon the race ,
and ...

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Author: Lewis Henry Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119330418

Category: Civilization

Page: 560

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New York Medical Journal

When , however , we come to the bovine nish milk and meat to the human race
are tubercular ? race , we find ainong these domesticated animals always a
Fleming reckons that 5 per cent . of all the borines in Engcertain percentage ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000111768119

Category: Medicine

Page:

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International Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics

Of all the domesticated ani- told by Professor R. A. McLean , the chief of this
district mals known , none is so intimately or closely related to the from the
bureau . Now , with this large percentage of tuberhuman race as the cow , We are
veritable ...

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Author: Frank Pierce Foster

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076990673

Category:

Page:

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To Change Place

Wilson , P . J . 1988 The domestication of the human species . New Haven , CT :
Yale University Press . During the process of writing this chapter , I consulted and
learned from five works on ceremonial centers , landscape , and place . The first ...

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Author: David Carrasco

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: UVA:X001905252

Category: History

Page: 254

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