Cengage Advantage Books: Understanding Humans: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology / Edition 11

Cengage Advantage Books: Understanding Humans: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology / Edition 11

by Barry Lewis, Robert Jurmain, Lynn Kilgore
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1111831777

ISBN-13: 9781111831776

Pub. Date: 04/11/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning

UNDERSTANDING HUMANS: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY shows students how anthropologists and archaeologists go about their work as they study human evolution, living nonhuman primates, human adaptation and variation, the origin and dispersal of modern humans, food production, the first civilizations of the Old and New Worlds, and so much

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UNDERSTANDING HUMANS: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY shows students how anthropologists and archaeologists go about their work as they study human evolution, living nonhuman primates, human adaptation and variation, the origin and dispersal of modern humans, food production, the first civilizations of the Old and New Worlds, and so much more. Using a biocultural approach, the text balances the presentation of physical anthropology with archaeology and concludes with a new chapter that ties together the material on human biological and cultural adaptation by focusing on lessons learned from our species evolution such as the impact of humans on the environment. Students will also benefit from the new chapter opening learning objectives, "At a Glance" sections that summarize key concepts, and end-of-chapter "Critical Thinking Questions" that help students better understand the material and study more effectively for exams.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111831776
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/11/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
510,979
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Anthropology. 2. Heredity and Evolution. 3. The Development of Evolutionary Theory. 4. Modern Human Variation and Adaptation. 5. Macroevolution: Processes of Vertebrate and Mammalian Evolution. 6. An Overview of the Primates. 7. Primate Behavior. 8. Understanding the Past: Archaeological and Paleoanthropological Methods. 9. Hominin Origins. 10. The First Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo erectus and Contemporaries. 11. Premodern Humans. 12. The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans. 13. Early Holocene Hunters and Gatherers. 14. Food Production. 15. The First Civilizations. 16. Conclusion.

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