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Our Origins : Discovering Physical Anthropology

Our Origins : Discovering Physical Anthropology - 2nd edition

Our Origins : Discovering Physical Anthropology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780393934984

ISBN10: 0393934985

Our Origins : Discovering Physical Anthropology by Clark Spencer Larsen - ISBN 9780393934984
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2011
International: No
Our Origins : Discovering Physical Anthropology by Clark Spencer Larsen - ISBN 9780393934984

ISBN13: 9780393934984

ISBN10: 0393934985

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 11

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Summary

Larsen is one of the world's top researchers, and he is also a gifted teacher. These twin skills exhibit themselves on every page of Our Origins . In addition, the book is illustrated with state-of-the-art drawn figures and images from several of the world's leading photographers. The Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to stay abreast of developments in this fast-moving field-in particular, the significance of the Arbi discovery (announced in the fall of 2009) has been incorporated throughout.

Author Bio

Clark Spencer Larsen is a past president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, has served as editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, is the chair of the anthropology department at The Ohio State University, and is a leader in the field of bioarchaeology. His books include Skeletons in Our Closet: Revealing Our Past through Bioarchaeology (Princeton University Press) and Bioarchaeology of Spanish Florida: The Impact of Colonialism (University Press of Florida).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

* CHAPTER 1: What Is Physical Anthropology?
PART I
The Present: Foundation for the Past
* CHAPTER 2: Evolution: Constructing a Fundamental Scientific Theory
* CHAPTER 3: Genetics: Reproducing Life and Producing Variation
* CHAPTER 4: Genes and Their Evolution: Population Genetics
* CHAPTER 5: Biology in the Present: Living People
* CHAPTER 6: Biology in the Present: The Other Living Primates
* CHAPTER 7: Primate Sociality, Social Behavior, and Culture

PART II
The Past: Evidence for the Present
* CHAPTER 8: Fossils and Their Place in Time and Nature
* CHAPTER 9: Primate Origins and Evolution: The First 50 Million Years
* CHAPTER 10: Early Hominid Origins and Evolution: The Roots of Humanity
* CHAPTER 11: The Origins and Evolution of Early Homo
* CHAPTER 12: The Origins, Evolution, and Dispersal of Modern People
* CHAPTER 13: Our Last 10,000 Years: Agriculture, Population, and the Bioarchaeology of a Fundamental Transition

PART III
The Future: The Shape of Things to Come
* CHAPTER 14: Evolution: Today and Tomorrow

Other Editions of Our Origins : Discovering Physical Anthropology

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