This concise introduction to biological (physical) anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique framework modeled on the scientific method. Each chapter poses questions that get at the heart of the field, answers them, and then re-examines them in the same way that scientists generate and test hypotheses.
- Hardback | 464 pages
- 187.96 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 771.1g
- 01 Aug 2001
- McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
- United States
- English, Multiple languages
- 3rd Revised edition
About Michael Alan Park
Michael Alan Park (Ph.D. Indiana, 1979) is a professor of anthropology at Central Connecticut State University, where he has been on the faculty since 1973, teaching courses in general anthropology, human evolution, biocultural diversity, human ecology, forensic anthropology, and the evolution of human behavior. His interests focus on the application of evolutionary theory to the story of human evolution and on the quality of science education and the public perception and understanding of scientific matters. He is the author or co-author of four current texts in anthropology as well as technical and popular articles.
Table of contents
1. Biological Anthropology 2. The Evolution of Evolution 3. Evolutionary Genetics 4. The Processes of Evolution 5. The Origin of Species and the Shape of Evolution 6. A Brief Evolutionary Timetable 7. The Primates 8. Primate Behavior and Human Evolution 9. Studying the Human Past 10. Evolution of the Hominids 11. The Evolution of the Genus Homo 12. The Debate Over Modern Human Origins 13. The Study of Living Peoples 14. Human Biological Diversity 15. Biological Anthropology and Today's World Appendix: Exercises in Biological Anthropology Glossary of Human and Nonhuman Primates Glossary of Terms Bibliography Index At the end of each chapter: Summary / Key Terms / Questions for Further Thought / Suggested Readings