Human Evolution and Culture Highlights of Anthropology

ISBN-10: 013603635X
ISBN-13: 9780136036357
Edition: 6th 2009
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Book details

List price: $99.33
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

This updated brief, concise version of Ember/Embers larger best-selling book explores the significant achievements in physical and cultural anthropology. It is interested not only in what humans are and were like, butwhy they got to be that way,in all their variety.A four-part organization introduce readers to what anthropology is, discusses biological and cultural evolution, considers cultural variation, and highlights the applicable and practical uses of the field.For those considering a career in anthropology, and anyone who wants a better understanding of how research of the past can suggest possible solutions to various global social problems of today.

Introduction
The Importance of Anthropology
How We Discover the Past
Human Evolution: Biological and Cultural
Genetics and Evolution
Human Variation and Adaptation
Primates: Present and Past
The First Hominids and the Emergence of Homo
The Emergence of Homo Sapiens
Food Production and the Rise of States
Cultural Variation
The Study of Culture
Language and Communication
Economics
Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism
Sex and Gender
Marriage, Family, and Kinship
Political Life
Religions and Magic
Culture Change and Globalization
Using Anthropology
Global Issues
Applied and Practicing Anthropology

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