Introduction to Physical Anthropology / Edition 13

Introduction to Physical Anthropology / Edition 13

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by Robert Jurmain, Lynn Kilgore, Wenda R. Trevathan, Russell L. Ciochon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1111349681

ISBN-13: 9781111349684

Pub. Date: 02/23/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Applauded for its outstanding art program and engaging writing style, this text is praised by instructors and students alike, and continues to set the standard for a market-leading physical anthropology textbook. It provides a current and accessible synthesis of the core concepts and latest developments in the field of physical anthropology. It presents a balanced

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Applauded for its outstanding art program and engaging writing style, this text is praised by instructors and students alike, and continues to set the standard for a market-leading physical anthropology textbook. It provides a current and accessible synthesis of the core concepts and latest developments in the field of physical anthropology. It presents a balanced and thorough introduction to field using helpful tables, charts, boxed inserts, photo essays, multimedia, and an engaging writing style to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111349684
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/23/2011
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Physical Anthropology. Heredity and Evolution. 2. The Development of Evolutionary Theory. 3. The Biological Basis of Life. 4. Heredity and Evolution. 5. Macroevolution: Processes of Vertebrate and Mammalian Evolution. 6. Survey of the Living Primates. 7. Primate Behavior. 8. Primate Models for Human Behavioral Evolution. 9. Overview of the Fossil Primates. 10. Paleoanthropology: Reconstructing Early Hominin Behavior and Ecology. 11. Hominin Origins in Africa. 12. The Earliest Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo erectus and Contemporaries. 13. Premodern Humans. 14. The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans. 15. Modern Human Biology: Patterns of Variation. 16. Modern Human Biology: Patterns of Adaptation. 17. The Human Life Course. Conclusion: Why it Matters. Appendix A: Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy. Appendix B: Taxonomy of Living and Selected Extinct Primates. Appendix C: Summary of Early Hominin Fossil Finds from Africa. Appendix D: Population Genetics: The Math of Microevolution. Glossary. Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index.

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