Our Origins

Discovering Physical Anthropology

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393934984

Category: Social Science

Page: 542

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Larsen is one of the world's top researchers, and he is also a gifted teacher. These twin skills exhibit themselves on every page of Our Origins. In addition, the book is illustrated with state-of-the-art drawn figures and images from several of the world's leading photographers. The Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to stay abreast of developments in this fast-moving field-in particular, the significance of the Arbi discovery (announced in the fall of 2009) has been incorporated throughout.
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Exploring Sex and Gender in Bioarchaeology

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal,Julie K. Wesp

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 0826352596

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This volume brings together the latest approaches in bioarchaeology in the study of sex and gender. Archaeologists have long used skeletal remains to identify gender. Contemporary bioarchaeologists, however, have begun to challenge the theoretical and methodological basis for sex assignment from the skeleton. Simultaneously, they have started to consider the cultural construction of the gendered body and gender roles, recognizing the body as uniquely fashioned from the interaction of biological, social, and environmental factors. As the contributors to this volume reveal, combining skeletal data with contextual information can provide a richer understanding of life in the past.
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The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth

Dental Morphology and Its Variation in Recent and Fossil Homo sapien

Author: G. Richard Scott,Christy G. Turner II,Grant C. Townsend,María Martinón-Torres

Publisher: Cambridge Studies in Biologica

ISBN: 1107174414

Category: Law

Page: 450

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Complete guide to genetics, evolution, and variation in human tooth crown and root morphology in modern and fossil Homo sapiens.
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Beyond Germs

Native Depopulation in North America

Author: Catherine M. Cameron,Paul Kelton,Alan C. Swedlund

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 081650024X

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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"Beyond Germs challenges the hypothesis that the massive depopulation of the New World was primarily caused by diseases brought by Europeans, which scholars used for decades to explain the decimation of the indigenous peoples of North America. Contributors argue that blaming germs downplays the active role of Europeans in inciting wars, destroying livelihoods, and erasing identities"--Provided by publisher.
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Anthropology

Author: William A. Haviland

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 9780155067554

Category: Social Science

Page: 823

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Far and away the market-leading text, HavilandAEs ANTHROPOLOGY, 9/e is the standard in the field. It offers a straightforward and thorough presentation of the principles and processes of anthropology, both physical and cultural, including ethnology, linguistics, and prehistoric archaeology. By integrating research and ideas from several schools of thought, it reflects current scholarship and remains the most engaging text available due to its lively, accessible writing style and vivid illustrations."
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Introducing Anthropology

An Integrated Approach

Author: Michael Alan Park

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780072549232

Category: Anthropology

Page: 424

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This concise introduction to anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique, integrated biocultural framework.
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Evolution and Prehistory

The Human Challenge

Author: Dana Walrath

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534610166

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

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This brief text has been completely revolutionized to present students with the latest contemporary thinking on human evolution, adaptation, and prehistory. It offers students a straightforward and integrated presentation of material, focusing on selected aspects of physical anthropology and prehistoric archaeology as they relate to the origin of humanity, the origin of culture, and the development of human biological and cultural diversity. A New feature entitled "Biocultural Connections" illustrates how cultural and biological processes work together to shape human evolution and behavior, and reflects where the field is today. New coverage on cutting edge topics such as medical anthropology, genetics, environmental toxins, and globalization, demonstrate the usefulness of anthropology today. A new, unique "Epilogue" looks at cultural disease and globalization.
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