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Explore evolution and prehistory through photos, examples, and anthropologists' studies with Haviland, Walrath, Prins and McBride's EVOLUTION AND PREHISTORY. The authors' goal in writing this book is to provide you with a vivid, accessible text that tells the story of human evolution and shows how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around you. With EVOLUTION AND PREHISTORY, you will have the opportunity to explore the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, learn about the connection between biology and culture in shaping human evolutionary history as well as in shaping contemporary human biology, beliefs, and behavior, and see the impact of globalization on the continued survival of our species and planet.
1. The Essence of Anthropology. 2. Genetics and Evolution. 3. Living Primates. 4. Primate Behavior. 5. Field Methods in Archaeology & Paleoanthropology. 6. Macroevolution and the Early Primates. 7. The First Bipeds. 8. Early Homo sapiens and the Origins of Culture. 9. The Global Expansion of Homo sapiens and Their Technology. 10. The Neolithic Transition: The Domestication of Plants and Animals. 11. The Emergence of Cities and States. 12. Modern Human Diversity: Race and Racism. 13. Human Adaptation to a Changing World. Glossary. Bibliography. Credits. Index.