Essentials of Physical Anthropology (with InfoTrac?) / Edition 6

Essentials of Physical Anthropology (with InfoTrac?) / Edition 6

by Robert Jurmain, Lynn Kilgore, Wenda Trevathan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495030619

ISBN-13: 9780495030614

Pub. Date: 04/15/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This mainstream, four-color physical anthropology text is the best selling text in the brief physical anthropology market. The text presents a balanced, thorough introduction to the field of physical anthropology that also reflects the current state of the field. The heredity and evolution chapters (Chapters 1-5) have been expanded and updated to reflect the

Overview

This mainstream, four-color physical anthropology text is the best selling text in the brief physical anthropology market. The text presents a balanced, thorough introduction to the field of physical anthropology that also reflects the current state of the field. The heredity and evolution chapters (Chapters 1-5) have been expanded and updated to reflect the tremendous advances of molecular biology in all phases of physical anthropology, and the hominid evolution chapters (Chapters 8-11) have been reorganized and reinterpreted to reflect current academic thought springing from recent major finds. To make the text more accessible, the Sixth Edition includes many new visuals that, together with the many charts, helpful tables, multimedia, and engaging writing style, will bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's student.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495030614
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction1
Photo Essay The Tools and Techniques of Physical Anthropology18
Chapter 2The Development of Evolutionary Theory23
Chapter 3The Biological Basis of Life43
Chapter 4Heredity and Evolution63
Chapter 5An Overview of the Living Primates81
Photo Essay Primate Studies: Free-Ranging and Captive Research113
Chapter 6Primate Behavior120
Chapter 7Mammalian/Primate Evolutionary History147
Chapter 8Hominid Origins167
Chapter 9Homo erectus and Contemporaries210
Photo Essay Paleoanthropology234
Chapter 10Neandertals and Other Archaic Homo sapiens239
Chapter 11Homo sapiens sapiens271
Chapter 12Microevolution in Modern Human Populations297
Chapter 13Human Variation and Adaptation316
Photo Essay Paleopathology: Diseases and Injuries of Bone340
Chapter 14The Anthropological Perspective on the Human Life Course346
Chapter 15Lessons from the Past, Lessons for the Future368
Appendix AAtlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy385
Appendix BPopulation Genetics393
Appendix CSexing and Aging the Skeleton397

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