An Introduction to Anthropology: Physical Anthropology and Archaeology v. 1

An Introduction to Anthropology: Physical Anthropology and Archaeology v. 1

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This book should be of interest to undergraduate courses in anthropology.show more

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  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 190.5 x 230 x 25.4mm | 790g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0534109454
  • 9780534109455

Table of contents

Introduction. Introduction: the field of anthropology. Methods of archaeology and physical anthropology. Primate evolution. Mechanisms of evolutionary change. How human beings are classified among the vertibrates. The social life of primates. Reconstructing human evolution. Primate evolution to the Miocene. The Australopithecines. From Homo erectus to Homo sapiens. The appearance of modern humans. Homo sapiens in the Upper Paleolithic. The first Americans. Post-Pleistocene transitions. Neolithic culture and the beginning of civilization. The domestication of plants and animals. Neolithic patterns. The development of civilizations.show more

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