Progress in human systematics. A review

Titolo Rivista: PARADIGMI
Autori/Curatori: Colin Groves
Anno di pubblicazione: 2017 Fascicolo: 2 Lingua: Italiano
Numero pagine: 16 P. 59-74 Dimensione file: 198 KB
DOI: 10.3280/PARA2017-002005
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Colin Groves, Progress in human systematics. A review in "PARADIGMI" 2/2017, pp 59-74, DOI: 10.3280/PARA2017-002005