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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Human Biological Diversity

Author: Daniel E. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351711660

Category: Social Science

Page: 466

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Human Biological Diversity is an introductory textbook designed to cover the key contemporary topics in the study of human variation and human biology within the field of physical anthropology. Easily accessible for students with no background in anthropology or biology, this second edition includes two new chapters, one on human variation in the skeleton and dentition and the other on tracing human population affinities. All other chapters have been fully updated to reflect advances in the field and now include pedagogical features to aid readers in their understanding. Written for an introductory level but still containing valuable information that will be of interest to students on upper-level courses, Brown’s textbook should be essential reading for all students taking courses on human variation, human biology, human evolution, race, anthropology of race, and general introductions to biological/physical anthropology.
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The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth

Dental Morphology and Its Variation in Recent and Fossil Homo sapiens

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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316805719

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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All humans share certain components of tooth structure, but show variation in size and morphology around this shared pattern. This book presents a worldwide synthesis of the global variation in tooth morphology in recent populations. Research has advanced on many fronts since the publication of the first edition, which has become a seminal work on the subject. This revised and updated edition introduces new ideas in dental genetics and ontogeny and summarizes major historical problems addressed by dental morphology. The detailed descriptions of 29 dental variables are fully updated with current data and include details of a new web-based application for using crown and root morphology to evaluate ancestry in forensic cases. A new chapter describes what constitutes a modern human dentition in the context of the hominin fossil record.
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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, Haviland's 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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An American Dictionary of the English Language

Containing the Whole Vocabulary of the First Edition, the Entire Corrections and Improvements of the Second Edition, to which is Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connection, of the Languages of Western Asia and Europe, with an Explanation of the Principles on which Languages are Formed

Author: Noah Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

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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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