Physical Anthropology

Physical Anthropology : Original Readings in Method and Practice

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For courses in human evolution, physical anthropology, biological anthropology, and world prehistory where physical anthropology is emphasized.

Exploring topics related directly to those covered in most introductory physical anthropology courses, the articles in this reader are written expressly for undergraduates-and not collected from other published sources. The carefully selected works help students understand the methods, practices, and experiences of some of the top physical anthropologists working in the discipline today. Each article reflects the contributors' experiences, insights, and opinions in a lively, semi-autobiographical manner that will intrigue and excite students.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 153.4 x 227.1 x 13.7mm | 349.27g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 013093979X
  • 9780130939791

Table of contents

Introduction by P.N. Peregrine, C.R. Ember, and M. Ember.
I. EVOLUTION.

1. Evolutionary Genetics, R. Eckhardt.
2. Genes, Bodies, and Species, J. Marks.
3. Paleoanthropology and Evolutionary Theory, I. Tattersall.
II. PRIMATE EVOLUTION.

4. Explaining Primate Origins, M. Cartmill.
5. Why Are Primates So Smart?, J. Silk and R. Boyd.
6. Miocene Apes, D. Begun.
7. Chimpanzee Hunting Behavior and Human Evolution, C. Stanford.
III. HUMAN EVOLUTION.

8. Australopithecus Afarensis and Human Evolution, S. Simpson.
9. " Robust" Australopithecines, Our Family Tree, and Homoplasy, H. McHenry.
10. The Natural History and Evolutionary Fate of Homo Erectus, A. Kramer.
11. Neandertal Growth: Examining Developmental Adaptations in Earlier Homo Sapiens, N. Minugh-Purvis.
12. Testing Theories and Hypothesis about Modern Human Origins, D. Frayer.
IV. MODERN HUMAN VARIATION.

13. Natural Variation in Human Fecundity, P. Ellison.
14. What Accounts for Population Variation in Height?, J.P. Gray and L. Wolfe.
15. Growth and Development of Turkana Pastoralists, M. Little.
16. The Concept of Race in Physical Anthropology, C.L. Brace.
PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS AT WORK.

17. Paleoanthropology and Life History, and Life History of a Paleoanthropologist, T. Bromage.
18. The Evolution of a Physical Anthropologist, K. Milton.
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