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This streamlined, full-color text is a thorough and well balanced introduction to the fields of physical anthropology and archaeology. Now with a new co-author, Barry Lewis brings his expertise in research methods and his experience with North American and South Indian archaeology to this edition. The author teams' conversational writing style and high interest features such as "Digging Deeper", and also new features such as "At a Glance", "Focus Questions" and "Cutting Edge Research" helps students grasp the material and enjoy learning in the process. At the beginning of each chapter the authors also point students and instructors to the media appropriate for that chapter. In addition to the text and Basic Companion Website, Wadsworth offers a Premium Companion Site and several technology based products such as an Online Virtual Laboratories or CD-ROM, the Hominid Fossils CD-ROM and Basic Genetics CD-ROM. See the supplement section for details.
1. Introduction to Anthropology.
2.The Development of Evolutionary Theory.
3.Heredity and Evolution.
4.Modern Human Variation and Adaptation.
5.Macroevolution: Processes of Vertebrate & Mammalian Evolution.
6.An Overview of the Living Primates.
8.Understanding the Past: Archaeological/Paleoanthropological Methods.
10.The Earliest Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo erectus and Contemporaries.
12.Origin & Dispersal of Modern Humans.
13.Early Holocene Hunters and Gatherers.
15.The First Civilizations.
16.New World Civilizations.
Appendix A Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy.
Appendix B Summary of Early Fossil Finds From Africa.
Appendix C Population Genetics. Glossary. Bibliography.Photo Credits.