The Primate Origins of Human Nature
(Volume 3 in The Foundations of Human Biology
series) blends several elements from evolutionary biology as applied to primate behavioral ecology and primate psychology, classical physical anthropology and evolutionary psychology of humans. However, unlike similar books, it strives to define the human species relative to our living and extinct relatives, and thus highlights uniquely derived human features. The book features a truly multi-disciplinary, multi-theory, and comparative speciesapproach to subjects not usually presented in textbooks focused on humans, such as the evolution of culture, life history, parenting, and social organization.
Keywords: human evolutionary biology; evolutionary history; primatological theory; origins of the human mind; paleo-anthropological record; paleo-archeological record; cultural anthropology; comparative primatology; descriptive primatology, Genetics, Comparative Biology (Botany & Zoology), Genetics, Comparative Biology (Botany & Zoology)