Human Antiquity

Human Antiquity : An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

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An accessible, thoroughly integrated introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology.
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  • Paperback | 561 pages
  • 185.4 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 952.56g
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • Multiple languages
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0767416953
  • 9780767416955

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Table of contents

PART I. THINKING ABOUT THE PAST1. Frameworks2. Eden Questioned: Historical PerspectivesContemporary Issue: Scientific Creationism: An Old Idea in a New Form3. Evolution: An OverviewPART II. THE STUDY OF THE PAST4. Understanding Change: Modern Evolutionary TheoryContemporary Issue: The Human Genome5. Learning About the Past: The PrimatesContemporary Issue: Why Save the Primates?6. Learning About the Past: Behavioral Models for Human Evolution7. Learning About the Past: The Material RecordContemporary Issue: Preserving the PastPART III. THE STORY OF THE HUMAN PAST8. The Emergence of the Human LineageContemporary Issue: Are Chimpanzees Hominids?9. The Human Lineage EstablishedContemporary Issue: The Hunting Hypothesis10. The Human Lineage Evolves11. On the Origin of Our SpeciesContemporary Issue: Suppose Neandertal Survived12. The Evolution of Modern HumanityContemporary Issue: Race and the Fossil Record13. New Ideas, New Worlds: Life in the Upper Paleolithic14. The Origins of AgricultureContemporary Issue: Our Worst Mistake?15. The Evolution of CivilizationContemporary Issue: The Collapse of CivilizationAn Evolutionary AfterwordGlossary of Human and Nonhuman PrimatesGlossary of TermsBibliographyIndex
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About Kenneth L. Feder

Ken Feder received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Connecticut in 1982. He is a full professor in the Department of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University where he has taught since 1977. He is the founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project, an on-going survey of an inland, upland valley in north central Connecticut. He is the author of several books including Human Antiquity: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology (with Michael Park); Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology; A Village of Outcasts: Historical Archaeology and Documentary Research at the Lighthouse Site; The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory; Field Methods in Archaeology (co-editor with Tom Hester and Harry Shafer); Lessons from the Past: An Introductory Reader in Archaeology (editor); and Dangerous Places: Health, Safety, and Archaeology (co-edited with David Poirier). He is a Fellow of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal. He has been the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at Central Connecticut State University. He has appeared on a number of television documentaries about archaeology for BBC Horizon, the History Channel, and the Learning Channel. He lives in West Simsbury, Connecticut with his wife, two sons, and three bad cats. 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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