14th March 2020

Science The Evolution of Horses

Science The Evolution of Horses

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John Hutchinson at the Royal Veterinary College

Christine Janis at the University of Bristol

Alan Outram at the University of Exeter

‘The horse series’ by Christine Janis, 2007

‘The Evolution of Equid Monodactyly: A Review Including a New Hypothesis’ by Christine Janis and Raymond Bernor – Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2019

‘Fossil Horses: Evidence for Evolution by Bruce J. MacFadden’ – Science, 2005

‘The Mechanics of Horse Legs’ by Milton Hildebrand – American Scientist, 1987

Fossil Horses: Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae – Bruce J. MacFadden

Mechanics of evolutionary digit reduction in fossil horses (Equidae) by McHorse, B. K., Biewener, A. A., & Pierce, S. E. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2017

‘Equids’ by Ludovic Orlando – Current Biology, 2015  

Warhorse: The Archaeology of a Military Revolution? – University of Exeter

The makeup of the modern horse: A history of the biological changes introduced by human management – PEGASUS Project

READING LIST:

David W. Anthony, The Horse, the Wheel and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World (Princeton University Press, 2010) 

Willem Back and Hilary Clayton, Equine Locomotion (Saunders Ltd, 2013)

Stephen Budiansky, The Nature of Horses: Their Evolution, Intelligence and Behaviour (W&N, 2009)

Susanna Forrest, The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey through Human History (Atlantic Books, 2017)

Jens Franzen (trans. Kirsten M. Brown), The Rise of Horses: 55 Million Years of Evolution (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)

Pita Kelekna, The Horse in Human History (Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Bruce J. MacFadden, Fossil Horses: Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae (Cambridge University Press, 1992)

Peter Mitchell, Horse Nations: The Worldwide Impact of the Horse on Indigenous Societies Post-1492 (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Alan K. Outram and Amy Bogaard, Subsistence and Society in Prehistory: New Directions in Economic Archaeology (Cambridge University Press, 2019), especially ‘Chapter 8: Horse Domestication and the Origins of Pastoralism in Central Asia’ by Alan Outram

Brian Regal (ed.), Icons of Evolution: An Encyclopedia of People, Evidence and Controversies (Greenwood, 2007), especially ‘The Horse Series’ by Christine Janis

Wendy Williams, The Horse: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion (Scientific American, 2016)

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