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Understanding Humans: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

Understanding Humans: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology - 10th edition

ISBN13: 978-0495604747

Cover of Understanding Humans: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology 10TH 10 (ISBN 978-0495604747)
ISBN13: 978-0495604747
ISBN10: 0495604747
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 10TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2010
International: No

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Understanding Humans: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology - 10TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495604747

Barry Lewis

ISBN13: 978-0495604747
ISBN10: 0495604747
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 10TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

UNDERSTANDING HUMANS: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY shows students how anthropologists and archaeologists go about their work as they study human evolution, living nonhuman primates, human adaptation and variation, the origin and dispersal of modern humans, food production, the first civilizations of the Old and New Worlds, and so much more. "At a Glance" sections and "Focus Questions" help students better understand the material and study more effectively for exams.

Table of Contents

ANTHROPOLOGY. 1. Introduction to Anthropology. HEREDITY AND EVOLUTION. 2. The Development of Evolutionary Theory. 3. Heredity and Evolution. 4. Human Variation and Adaptation. 5. Macroevolution: Processes of Vertebrate and Mammalian Evolution. PRIMATES. 6. An Overview of the Primates. 7. Primate Behavior. PALEOANTHROPOLOGY/FOSSIL HOMININS. 8. Understanding the Past: Archaeological and Paleoanthropological Methods. 9. Hominin Origins. 10. The First Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo erectus and Contemporaries. 11. Premodern Humans. 12. The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans. ARCHAEOLOGY. 13. Early Holocene Hunters and Gatherers. 14. Food Production. 15. The First Civilizations. Appendix A: Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy. Appendix B: Summary of Early Hominin Fossil Finds from Africa. Appendix C: Population Genetics.