Special Issue "Symmetry in Human Evolution, from Biology to Behaviours"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 21166
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Department of African Zoology, Royal Museum for Central Africa, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium
Interests: human evolution; paleoneurology; hominins; behaviours; asymmetry
Our knowledge of human evolution has made particular progress over the last twenty years, thanks to the discovery of new fossils, the use of new methods and multidisciplinary approaches. Moreover, studies of departure from symmetry, including variations in fluctuating or directional asymmetries, have contributed to the expansion of this knowledge in various fields of paleobiology and archaeology. This Special Issue brings together articles dealing with symmetry and human evolution. In this context, the notion of symmetry is addressed—whether to reconstitute and reconstruct partial or deformed fossil specimens, identify gene transmissions between human species, study biological variations within hominins or compare them with extant primates, address the shape of the brain, seek possible relationships between biological and behavioural data or directly address behaviours through the analysis of the production of prehistoric humans (tools, artistic productions, etc.)
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Dr. Antoine Balzeau
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- Departure from symmetry