ISBN-10:
0767416953
ISBN-13:
9780767416955
Pub. Date:
01/26/2001
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Human Antiquity: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology / Edition 4

Human Antiquity: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology / Edition 4

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Human Antiquity: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology / Edition 4

Where did we come from? To answer this question, anthropologists reconstruct the human past and study the human present from both biological and cultural perspectives. Human Antiquity offers an absorbing, straightforward explanation of human origins and evolution by thoroughly integrating physical anthropology and archaeology. Co-authors Kenneth Feder and Michael Park combine the ideas, methods, and knowledge from both biological anthropology and archaeology into a unified effort: Feder is an archeologist who conducts surveys, excavations, and analyses to understand the native inhabitants of New England; Park is a biological anthropologist interested in the application of evolutionary theory to the biological history of our species.

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ISBN-13: 9780767416955
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/26/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 561
Product dimensions: 7.36(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Feder obtained his B.A. in anthropology in 1973 from the State University of New York at Stonybrook. He obtained his M.A. in anthropology in 1975 from the University of Connecticut and his Ph.D. from the same institution in 1982. He has taught in the Department of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University since 1977 where he is now a full professor. His primary research interests include the archaeology of the native peoples of New England and the analysis of public perceptions about the human past. He is the founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project, a long-term investigation of the prehistory of the Farmington River Valley. He is the author and co-author of several books including: Human Antiquity: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology (with Michael Park; now in its fifth edition; McGraw-Hill); Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology (about to appear in its seventh edition; McGraw-Hill); The Past In Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory (about to appear in its fifth edition; Oxford University Press); and Linking to the Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology (now in its second edition; Oxford University Press). Finally, he is the author of A Village of Outcasts: Historical Archaeology and Documentary Research at the Lighthouse Site (Mayfield Publishing). When he's not digging in the dirt or writing books, he likes to hang out with his one wife, two kids, and four very bad cats.

Table of Contents

PART I. THINKING ABOUT THE PAST

1. Frameworks

2. Eden Questioned: Historical Perspectives

3. Evolution: An Overview
PART II. THE STUDY OF THE PAST

4. Understanding Change: Modern Evolutionary Theory

5. Learning About the Past: Primates

6. Learning About the Past: Behavioral Models for Human Evolution

7. Learning About the Past: The Material Record
PART III. THE STORY OF THE HUMAN PAST

8. Early Hominid Evolution

9. Evolution of the Genus Homo

10. The Evolution of Modern Humanity

11. New Ideas, New Worlds: Life in the Late Stone Age and Upper Paleolithic

12. The Origins of Agriculture

13. The Evolution of Civilization

Epilogue: Unanswered Questions
An Evolutionary Afterword
Glossary of Human and Nonhuman Primates
Glossary of Terms
Bibliography
Index

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