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Understanding Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

Understanding Physical Anthropology and Archaeology - 9th edition

Understanding Physical Anthropology and Archaeology - 9th edition

ISBN13: 9780534623968

ISBN10: 0534623964

Understanding Physical Anthropology and Archaeology by Barry Lewis, Robert Jurmain and Lynn Kilgore - ISBN 9780534623968
Edition: 9TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2007
International: No
Understanding Physical Anthropology and Archaeology by Barry Lewis, Robert Jurmain and Lynn Kilgore - ISBN 9780534623968

ISBN13: 9780534623968

ISBN10: 0534623964

Edition: 9TH 07

Summary

This streamlined, full-color text is a thorough and well balanced introduction to the fields of physical anthropology and archaeology. Now with a new co-author, Barry Lewis brings his expertise in research methods and his experience with North American and South Indian archaeology to this edition.

The author teams' conversational writing style and high interest features such as "Digging Deeper", and also new features such as "At a Glance", "Focus Questions" and "Cutting Edge Research" helps students grasp the material and enjoy learning in the process. At the beginning of each chapter the authors also point students and instructors to the media appropriate for that chapter.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Anthropology.
2. The Development of Evolutionary Theory.
3. Heredity and Evolution.
4. Modern Human Variation and Adaptation.
5. Macroevolution: Processes of Vertebrate & Mammalian Evolution.
6. An Overview of the Living Primates.
7. Primate Behavior.
8. Understanding the Past: Archaeological/Paleoanthropological Methods.
9. Hominid Origins.
10. The Earliest Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo erectus and Contemporaries.
11. Premodern Humans.
12. Origin & Dispersal of Modern Humans.
13. Early Holocene Hunters and Gatherers.
14. Food Production.
15. The First Civilizations.
16. New World Civilizations.
Appendix A Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy.
Appendix B Summary of Early Fossil Finds From Africa.
Appendix C Population Genetics.
Glossary.
Bibliography.Photo Credits.
Index.

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