ISBN-10:
0534620620
ISBN-13:
9780534620622
Pub. Date:
09/18/2002
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Primate Evolution Module for Jurmain/Kilgore/Trevathan's Introduction to Physical Anthropology, 9th / Edition 9

Primate Evolution Module for Jurmain/Kilgore/Trevathan's Introduction to Physical Anthropology, 9th / Edition 9

by Robert Jurmain

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Primate Evolution Module for Jurmain/Kilgore/Trevathan's Introduction to Physical Anthropology, 9th / Edition 9

When we look at primate evolution, we are looking at our own evolution as well. With this central theme in mind, this module, written by Bob Jurmain, explores the fossil history of primates over the last 60 million years. Using what they currently know about primate anatomy (teeth, limbs, etc.) and social behavior, students will learn to "flesh out" the bones and teeth that make up the evolutionary record of primate origins. In this way, the ecological adaptations and evolutionary relationships of these fossil forms to each other (and to contemporary primates) will become more meaningful. Also available online. See your Sales Representative for information on bundling the module for free with the text.

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ISBN-13: 9780534620622
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/18/2002
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Robert Jurmain received an A.B. in Anthropology from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from Harvard. He taught at San Jose State University from 1975 to 2004 and is now Professor Emeritus. During his teaching career, he taught courses in all major branches of physical anthropology, including osteology and human evolution, with the greatest concentration in general education teaching for introductory students. His research interests are skeletal biology of humans and non-human primates, paleopathology, and paleoanthropology. In addition to his three textbooks, which together have appeared in 30 editions, he is the author of STORIES FROM THE SKELETON: BEHAVIORAL RECONSTRUCTION IN HUMAN OSTEOLOGY (1999, Gordon Breach Publishers), as well as numerous articles in research journals.

Lynn Kilgore earned her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she now holds an affiliate faculty position. Her primary research interests are osteology and paleopathology. She has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in human osteology, primate behavior, human heredity and evolution, and general physical anthropology. Her research focuses on developmental defects as well as on disease and trauma in human and great ape skeletons.

Wenda Trevathan is Regents Professor of Anthropology at New Mexico State University, where she has been on the faculty since 1983. She is a biological anthropologist whose research focuses on the evolutionary and biocultural factors underlying human reproduction including childbirth, maternal behavior, sexuality, and menopause. Her primary publications include works on the evolution of childbirth and evolutionary medicine. She teaches courses in physical anthropology, nutritional anthropology, medical anthropology, evolutionary medicine, and anthropology of reproduction.

Harry Nelson received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Nelson originally studied cultural anthropology, and broadened his teaching and research interests to include both cultural and physical anthropology. Dr. Nelson pursued his interest in physical anthropology when he teamed with colleague Dr. Robert Jurmain to develop a new text. The resulting first edition of INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY appeared in 1979, and has regularly been revised and updated since that time. Dr. Nelson taught at Foothill College, CA., until his retirement. In December 2000, following a long illness, Dr. Nelson passed away.

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