An Evolutionary Study of Some Archaeologically Significant Avian Taxa in the Quaternary of the Western Palaearctic (BAR International #1653) (Paperback)

An Evolutionary Study of Some Archaeologically Significant Avian Taxa in the Quaternary of the Western Palaearctic (BAR International #1653) By John R. Stewart Cover Image
$144.00
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Description


This work sets out to examine four taxa of birds from the Quaternary of Europe that exhibit interesting morphological anomalies - cranes (Grus), grouse/ptarmigans (Lagopus), ravens (Corvus corax) and starlings (Sturnus) - to address whether these were the result of inter- or intraspecific processes. Modern skeletal material of these taxa from a wide geographical area was examined so as to make a more realistic assessment of the fossils than had previously been achieved. Similarly, fossils were studied from a wider geographical and temporal range than before. The study of the four chosen taxa was carried out with an acknowledgement of a variety of theoretical issues in biology, which affect the interpretation of such fossils.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781407300894
ISBN-10: 140730089X
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Oxford Ltd
Publication Date: July 15th, 2007
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: BAR International