The Foragers of Point Hope

The Biology and Archaeology of Humans on the Edge of the Alaskan Arctic

Author: Charles E. Hilton,Benjamin M. Auerbach,Libby W. Cowgill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107022509

Category: History

Page: 315

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Sixty years after their discovery, this is the first anthropological synthesis of the ancient Arctic foragers of Point Hope, Alaska.

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.

Hunter-Gatherer Adaptation and Resilience

A Bioarchaeological Perspective

Author: Daniel H. Temple,Christopher M. Stojanowski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107187354

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

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Explores the variety of ways in which hunter-gatherer societies have responded to external stressors while maintaining their core identity.

Building Bones: Bone Formation and Development in Anthropology

Author: Christopher J. Percival,Joan T. Richtsmeier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107122783

Category: Science

Page: 332

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Bone is the tissue most frequently recovered archaeologically and is the material most commonly studied by biological anthropologists, who are interested in how skeletons change shape during growth and across evolutionary time. This volume brings together a range of contemporary studies of bone growth and development to highlight how cross-disciplinary research and new methods can enhance our anthropological understanding of skeletal variation. The novel use of imaging techniques from developmental biology, advanced sequencing methods from genetics, and perspectives from evolutionary developmental biology improve our ability to understand the bases of modern human and primate variation. Animal models can also be used to provide a broad biological perspective to the systematic study of humans. This volume is a testament to the drive of anthropologists to understand biological and evolutionary processes that underlie changes in bone morphology and illustrates the continued value of incorporating multiple perspectives within anthropological inquiry.