Biological Anthropology

Biological Anthropology : An Introductory Reader

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This supplementary reader is composed of both historical and contemporary articles that demonstrate the significant contributions made by biological anthropology. With nearly a third of the selections focusing on living populations, the 42 articles cover the entire range of bioanthropological studies: evolution, nonhuman primates, human paleontology, and modern human groups.
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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 213.4 x 271.8 x 10.2mm | 544.32g
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0767429575
  • 9780767429573

Table of contents

* Indicates new to this edition. PART I. BEING A BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGIST 1. Donald Johanson and Maitland Edey, "Finding Lucy," from Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind, 1980 2. *Agustin Fuentes, "Monkey Business in Bali: Field Work and Teaching Among the Temple Macaques" 3. William R. Maples and Michael Browning, "Examining the Bones of the 'Elephant Man,'" from Dead Men Do Tell Tales, 1994 4. Katherine A. Dettwyler, "Bad Breath, Gangrene, and God's Angels," from Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa, 1994 , PART II. THE NATURE OF SCIENCE 5. Stephen Jay Gould, "Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs," from The Flamingo's Smile, 1985, 6. Kenneth L. Feder, "Dawson's Dawn Man: The Hoax at Piltdown," from Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology, 3/e, 1999 7. John A. Moore, "Science as a Way of Knowing," from Science as a Way of Knowing: The Foundations of Modern Biology, 1993 PART III. THE EVOLUTION OF EVOLUTION 8. Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck, "The Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics," from Philosophie zoologique, 1809 9. Charles R. Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, "Natural Selection," from "The Linnean Society Papers," 1859 10. Johann Gregor Mendel, "The Laws of Inheritance," from "Experiments in Plant Hybridization," 1866 11. Stephen Jay Gould, "Evolution As Fact and Theory," from Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes,1983 12. Robert S. Root-Bernstein, "Darwin's Rib," from Discover, 1995 PART IV. THE PROCESS OF EVOLUTION 13. Jared Diamond, "Curse and Blessing of the Ghetto," from Discover, 1991 14. Josie Glausiusz, "Unfortunate Drift," from Discover, 1995 15. Stephen Jay Gould, "What Is a Species?," from Discover, 1992 PART V. THE PRIMATES 16. Ann Gibbons, "Which of Our Genes Make Us Human? from Science,1998 17. *Jonathan Marks, "98% Alike? (What Our Similarity to Apes Tells Us About Our Understanding of Genetics) from The Chronicle of Higher Education,2000 18. Karen B. Strier, "Menu for a Monkey," from Natural History, 1993 19. Craig B. Stanford, "To Catch a Colobus," from Natural History,1995 20. *Gretchen Vogel, "Chimps in the Wild Show Stirrings of Culture from Science,1999 21. Robert W. Sussman, "Exploring Our Basic Human Nature: Are Humans Inherently Violent? from AnthroNotes, 1997 PART VI. HOMINID EVOLUTION 22. Russell L. Ciochon, "The Ape That Was, from Natural History, 1991 23. James Shreeve, "Sunset on the Savanna," from Discover,1996 24. James Shreeve, "Erectus Rising" from Discover,1994 25. *Ann Gibbons, "The Riddle of Coexistence, from Science,2001 26. Matt Cartmill, "The Gift of Gab," from Discover, 1998 PART VII. THE BIOANTHROPOLOGY OF MODERN HUMAN POPULATIONS 27. Donald K. Grayson, "Differential Mortality and the Donner Party Disaster," from Evolutionary Anthropology, 1993 28. Barry Bogin, "The Tall and the Short of It", from Discover,1998 29. George J. Armelagos, Kathleen C. Barnes, and James Lin, "Disease in Human Evolution: The Re-Emergence of Infectious Disease in the Third Epidemolgoical Transition," from AnthroNotes,1996 PART VIII: HUMAN BIODIVERSITY 30. *Anne Fausto-Sterling, "The Five Sexes, Revisted" fromThe Sciences, 2000 31. Carolus Linnaeus, "An Early Racial Taxonomy from "Systema naturae" (10th ed, 1758) 32. Jonathan Marks, "Science and Race" from American Behavioral Scientist,1996 33. Jared Diamond, "Who Are the Jews?" from Natural History, 1993 34. Matt Carmill, "The Third Man," from Discover,1997 PART IX: BIOANTHROPOLOGY AND THE HUMAN GENOME 35. *Svante Paabo, "The Human Genome and Our View of Ourselves," from Science, 2001 36. *Elizabeth Pennisi, "Tracking the Sexes by Their Genes" from Science,2001 PART X. BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY: APPLIED AND CONSIDERED 37. *Randolph M. Nesse and George C. Williams, "Evolution and the Origins of Disease" from Scientific American,1998 38. Jerome C. Rose and Thomas J. Green, "NAGPRA and the Future of Skeletal Research," from General Anthropology, 1997 39. Torstein SjA vold, "The Stone Age Iceman from the Alps: The Find and the Current Status of Investigation," from Evolutionary Anthropology,1992 40. Meredith F. Small, "A Reasonable Sleep," from Discover,1992 41. Douglas W. Owsley, Davor Strinovic, Mario Slatus, Dana D. Kollmann, and Malcom L. Richardson, "Recovery and Identification of Civilan Victims of War in Croatia", from Cultural Resource Management, 1996 42. Robin A. Weiss and Richard W. Wrangham, "From Pan to Pandemic from Nature,1999 * Indicates new to this edition.
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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.
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