Biological Anthropology: Concepts and Connections

Biological Anthropology: Concepts and Connections

by Agustin Fuentes

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Biological Anthropology: Concepts and Connections shows the relevance of anthropological concepts to today's students and encourages critical thinking. Throughout the text and especially in its many “Connections” features, Agustin Fuentes links anthropological concepts and questions to students’ lives.
One of the top scholars in the field of biological anthropology, Agustin Fuentes’ current research looks at the big questions of why humans do what they do and feel the way they feel. He is committed to an integrated, holistic anthropological approach. Fuentes wrote this text to help answer the “so what” questions and make anthropological knowledge relevant to everyday life.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780077861513
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 01/29/2018
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Agustín Fuentes completed a B.A. in Zoology and Anthropology, and an M.A.& Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research and teaching interests include the evolution of social complexity in human and primate societies, conflict negotiation across primates, including humans, and reproductive behavior and ecology. He is also interested in issues of human-nonhuman primate interactions, disease and pathogen transfer. Fuentes’ recent work includes publications such as “It’s Not All Sex and Violence: Integrated Anthropology and the Role of Cooperation and Social Complexity in Human Evolution” in the American Anthropologist, “Re-visiting conflict resolution: Is there a role for emphasizing negotiation and cooperation instead of conflict and reconciliation?” in R. Sussman and A. Chapman Eds., The Origins and Nature of Sociality Aldine de Gruyter, Pub. He has published two edited volumes and is currently in the process of finishing three other texts. His current research projects include assessing behavior and disease transmission in human-monkey interactions in Asia and Gibraltar and examining the roles of cooperation, social negotiation, and patterns of niche construction in human evolution.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Evolutionary Fact and Theory
Chapter 2. The Basics of Human Biology
Chapter 3. Introduction to Genetics and Genomics
Chapter 4. Modern Evolutionary Theory
Chapter 5. Primate Behavioral Ecology
Chapter 6. Early Primate Evolution
Chapter 7. Early Hominin Evolution
Chapter 8. Plio-Pleistocene Hominins and the Genus Homo
Chapter 9. The Rise of Modern Humans
Chapter 10. Human Biological Diversity in Context
Chapter 11. The Present and Future of Human Evolution

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