Eric Delson, Ian Tattersall, John A. Van Couvering, and Alison S. Brooks (eds.). Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory, 2nd edition. 2000. Garland Publishing, New York, 753 + xlv p.

Not all paleontologists appreciate that common problems of preservation, context, sampling, dating, taxonomic philosophy, and personality conflicts can be even more prevalent in the study of human prehistory. Therefore, the Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory is a large undertaking, and one of unexpected relevance to general paleontologists. This new revised edition has about 800 entries (from 54 authors) on all aspects of paleoanthropology. It is quite well produced. The...

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