Elwyn Simons: A Search for Origins

  • John G. Fleagle
  • Christopher C. Gilbert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. The Life of a Scientist

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fredericka B. Oakley
      Pages 3-5
    3. Friderun Ankel-Simons
      Pages 7-11
    4. David Pilbeam
      Pages 13-18
    5. Bernard Wood
      Pages 19-33
    6. Elwyn Simons
      Pages 35-40
  3. The Fayum and Other Fossil Adventures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-49
    2. Elwyn Simons, Prithijit Chatrath, Christopher C. Gilbert, John G. Fleagle
      Pages 51-70
    3. Erik R. Seiffert, Thomas M. Bown, William C. Clyde, Elwyn Simons
      Pages 71-86
    4. Philip D. Gingerich
      Pages 107-124
    5. Nancy J. Stevens, Michael D. Gottfried, Eric M. Roberts, Saidi Kapilima, Sifa Ngasala, Patrick M. O’Connor
      Pages 159-180
    6. D. Tab Rasmussen, Sefau O. Tshakreen, Miloud M. Abugares, Joshua B. Smith
      Pages 181-196
    7. Gregg F. Gunnell, Russell L. Ciochcon
      Pages 211-228
    8. Daniel L. Gebo, Marian Dagosto, K. Christopher Beard, Xijun Ni, Tao Qi
      Pages 229-242
    9. R. W. Sussman, Donna Hart
      Pages 259-279
  4. The Fayum and Other Fossil Adventures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-282
    2. Patricia C. Wright
      Pages 283-310
    3. Chris Tilden
      Pages 311-318
    4. Linda Taylor
      Pages 319-334
    5. Jukka Jernvall, Christopher C. Gilbert, Patricia C. Wright
      Pages 335-342
    6. William L. Jungers, Brigitte Demes, Laurie R. Godfrey
      Pages 343-360
    7. Laurie R. Godfrey, William L. Jungers, Gary T. Schwartz, Mitchell T. Irwin
      Pages 361-395
    8. Herbert H. Covert, Le Khac Quyet, Barth W. Wright
      Pages 409-427
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 429-460

About this book


Elwyn Simons: A Search for Origins

John G. Fleagle and Christopher C. Gilbert, Editors

For nearly a half century, Dr. Elwyn Simons has dominated the study of primate evolution. This volume summarizes the current state of knowledge in many aspects of primate and human evolution that have been studied by Simons and his colleagues and places it in a broader paleontological and historical perspective.

A Search for Origins contains the results of new research and reviews of many of the critical issues in primate and human paleontology during the last half of the twentieth century as well as other aspects of African paleontology,  geology, and primate conservation.

The chapters include a wide range of important new works that are valuable contributions to the field of physical anthropology and are certain to be widely cited and used in teaching. The authors of this text are an extremely distinguished group of international authorities on all aspects of primate evolution, human evolution, and primate behavior.


Charles Darwin Darwin Evolution Fauna primate behavior primates the origin

Editors and affiliations

  • John G. Fleagle
    • 1
  • Christopher C. Gilbert
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anatomical Sciences Health Sciences CenterStony Brook UniversityStony Brook
  2. 2.Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences Department of AnthropologyStony Brook UniversityStony Brook

Bibliographic information