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Physical Anthropology Original Readings in Method and Practice

ISBN-10: 013093979X

ISBN-13: 9780130939791

Edition: 2002

Authors: Peter N. Peregrine, Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember

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The carefully selected works in this collection help readers understand the methods, practices, and experiences of some of the top physical anthropologists working in the field today. Each article reflects the contributors' experiences, insights, and opinions in a lively, semi-autobiographical manner. Conveys not only what contributors found, but how they found it and what the experience was like. Brings the experiences and insights of active scholars to practical research matters. Introduces basic concepts of biological evolution and evolutionary theory. Explores our australopithecine and early human ancestors, and considers how and why humans evolved. Considers both the nature and causes of physical variation among contemporary peoples. For anyone interested in learning more about physical anthropology, its methods, and discoveries.
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Book details

List price: $61.20
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
Evolution
Evolutionary Genetics
Genes, Bodies, and Species
Paleoanthropology and Evolutionary Theory
Primate Evolution
Explaining Primate Origins
Why Are Primates So Smart?
Miocene Apes
Chimpanzee Hunting Behavior and Human Evolution
Human Evolution
Australopithecus Afarensis and Human Evolution
“ Robust” Australopithecines
The Natural History and Evolutionary Fate of Homo Erectus
Neandertal Growth: Examining Developmental Adaptations in Earlier Homo Sapiens
Testing Theories and Hypothesis about Modern Human Origins
Modern Human Variation
Natural Variation in Human Fecundity
What Accounts for Population Variation in Height?
Growth and Development of Turkana Pastoralists
The Concept of Race in Physical Anthropology
Paleoanthropology and Life History, and Life History of a Paleoanthropologist
The Evolution of a Physical Anthropologist