Essentials of Physical Anthropology

Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840032595

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Concise, well-balanced, and comprehensive, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Eighth Edition introduces you to physical anthropology with the goal of helping you understand the big picture of human evolution. Supported by vibrant visuals that include abundant illustrations, photographs, and photo-enhanced maps, the text focuses on human evolution and biology to help you master basic biological principles of physical anthropology so you’ll be able to better understand human origins and our place in the biological world. Offering balanced coverage of the topic areas you’ll cover in class (heredity and evolution, primates, hominid evolution, and contemporary human evolution) this edition emphasizes the chronology of fossil finds instead of just describing the fossils and the sites where they were found. The authors also interpret each fossil within the framework of the story of human evolution. New features like Why It Matters further emphasize the fossils’ evolutionary significance, and often even propose the relevance of chapter materials to our everyday lives. The seventh edition provides thorough coverage of cutting-edge advances in molecular biology and expanded coverage of population biology and human variation. It also includes powerful learning tools, including a robust text website. Altogether, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Seventh Edition, integrates up-to-date coverage of the latest finds and relevant technologies in a format and writing style designed to help all students master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Essentials of Biological Anthropology

Author: Noel Thomas Boaz,Alan J. Almquist

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130807939

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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Strongly evolutionary in perspective in the belief that evolution is the only unifying theory that can clearly explain the existing array of biological and cultural data.Readers learn the basics of anthropological theory and human genetics before covering the topics of vertebrate evolution, primate evolution and social behavior, human evolution and behavior, and human variation and adaptation.
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Introduction to Physical Anthropology 2011-2012 Edition

Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan,Russell Ciochon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111297932

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2011-2012 continues to present the most up-to-date and balanced, comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today’s students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the text helps students master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. This book continues to keep pace with changes in the field by including thorough coverage of cutting-edge advances in molecular biology and genomics, primatology, key fossil discoveries, and modern human biology. A new Conclusion: Why it Matters, drives home the importance of understanding human evolution and the incredible impact our species has had, and will continue to have, on the environment and all life forms on this planet. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan,Russell L. Ciochon,Eric Bartelink

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337099821

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, presents the most up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the 15th Edition helps students master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. It continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings, including recent fossil discoveries as well as ancient DNA research on Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Introduction to Physical Anthropology, 2013-2014 Edition

Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan,Russell L. Ciochon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285607058

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2013-2014 Edition continues to present the most up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the book helps readers master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. This book continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings. In this edition, the unifying concept of our connection to all life has been integrated as a framework for presenting the material throughout the text. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Anthropology

Author: William A. Haviland

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 9780534610203

Category: Social Science

Page: 839

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This book offers a comprehensive and balanced presentation on views of human culture, evolution, and prehistory. Haviland presents the principles and processes of anthropology, both physical and cultural, including ethnology, linguistics, and prehistoric archaeology. As he integrates research and ideas from several schools of thought, the author cites current research and uses his lively trademark writing style to engage students and keep them interested in "real world" anthropology. The first section of the text covers 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. The second section covers the essentials of cultural anthropology, and challenges students to think about the diversity of the human condition while at the same time supporting them with a fascinating examination of the field of cultural anthropology, its findings, and its relevance to the modern world. Haviland's commitment to challenging student ethnocentrism is continued and reinforced in this new edition.
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Biological Anthropology

A Synthetic Approach to Human Evolution

Author: Noel Thomas Boaz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780133692082

Category: Human evolution.

Page: 595

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This text uses a narrative approach to introduce human evolution and the dynamic subfields of biological anthropology. Evolution by natural selection provides the thread as students may learn the essentials of biological anthropology and genetics. In each section, behaviour, morphology, adaptation and ecology are discussed to provide the context and comparative bases for human origins. The human adaptation to culture and the interworkings of culture, biology, behaviour, and evolution are emphasized.
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BAR International Series

Author: Kathryn M. Domett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781841712383

Category: Archaeology

Page: 180

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This thesis looks at the health status of four prehistoric populations from coastal southeast and inland northwest Thailand. The skeletal material from these four groups totals almost 500 individuals. These are analysed as separate samples before being compared for more general trends in health, growth, disease, trauma, dental pathology and nutrition. The influence of the natural and cultural envionment are also assessed as they are regarded as significant factors in explainging the variations in health.
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Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology

Author: British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. Conference,Sonia R. Zakrzewski

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 110

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Papers from the seventh annual conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO), held at the Museum of London in 2005. Contents: 1) An overview of human osteology at the Museum of London (William White); 2) Cracking the Code: biography and (reconstructed) stratigraphy at St Pancras burial ground (Phillip Emery); 3) Recent investigations in the aeSouthern CemeteryAe of Roman Southwark (Melissa Melikian and Kathelen Sayer); 4) The funerary behaviour and the social value of children in a proto-industrial urban population during the 18th and 19th centuries (SM Bello and LT Humphrey); 5) The aeFrench DiseaseAe: Syphilis and the burial ground of St Pancras (Natasha Powers and Phillip Emery); 6) Industrial accident or deliberate amputation? Three case studies from a Victorian population in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Paula Ponce, Iraia Arabaolaza and Anthea Boylston); 7) Unusual Neck Pathology in a Nevisian prehistoric individual (Sonia R Zakrzewski and Elaine L Morris); 8) The Search for Rosa Pike: Congenital Syphilis in 1880Aes London (Roshni Patel and Piers D Mitchell); 9) Burial Rites, Death and Disease in the Late Gallinazo/Moche Period (Richard NR Mikulski); 10) Overweight and the Human Skeleton Philippa Patrick; 11) A New Method for Recording Tooth Wear (Anna Clement); 12) Intra-Community Variation in Uptake of a New Stable Crop in the Eastern Woodlands of North America (Fionnuala Rose); 13) The Stressful Revolution: A rise in fluctuating Asymmetry from Medieval England to Victorian England (Rebecca A Storm); 14) Radiography in Palaeopathology: Where next? (Jo Buckberry and Sonia OAeConnor).
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