Anthropology

ISBN-10: 0205583539

ISBN-13: 9780205583539

Edition: 2nd 2008

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Anthropologynbsp;1ewas the first introductory anthropology text to integrate a four-field perspective and address topics such as research methods, ethics, theory, globalization, gender, race and ethnicitynbsp;throughout.nbsp;Continuing with this tradition innbsp;Anthropology 2e, author Barbara Miller is joined by three of the brightest new scholars in archaeology and biological anthropology to provide complete and current coverage of each of the four fields of anthropology. Itnbsp;incorporates up-to-date research and the latest discoveries and their impactnbsp;on the ldquo;classicsrdquo; in anthropology. It illuminates the basics of the four fields and demonstrates how they are connected. Through carefully chosen examples and exercises itnbsp;shows how anthropology is relevant to todays world.nbsp; Beautifully illustrated, it maximizes the effectiveness of the art program by building pedagogy into the captions of photos, figures, tables and maps. Itnbsp;is an original and unique text, which provides students with the most faithful and holistic representation of anthropology available today. Reinforcing the four-field approach,nbsp;Allyn & Baconsnbsp;AnthropologyExperienceweb site contains a wealth of multimedia across the four fields including documentary video footage, an image bank, PowerPoint presentations, audio glossary, and more.Available Value-Packaged with this text at no additional charge!
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Book details

List price: $176.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Preface
About the Authors
Introducing the Study of Humanity
Anthropology: The Study of Humanity
Introducing Anthropology
Anthropology's Four Fields
Lessons Applied: Orangutan Research Leads to Orangutan Advocacy
Crossing the Fields: What Is Europe?
Ethics, Relevance to the Public, and Careers
Culture and Diversity
The Concept of Culture
Multiple Cultural Worlds
Lessons Applied: Historical Archaeology and the Story of the Northern Cheyenne Outbreak of 1879
Crossing the Fields: Elderly Females Take the Lead in Baboon Societies
Contemporary Debates about Culture
Critical Thinking: Adolescent Stress: Biologically Determined or Culturally Constructed?
Science, Biology, and Evolution
Science and the Tree of LifeEvolution Explains the Tree of Life and Humanity's Place in It
Lessons Applied: Applying Science to the Ethical Treatment of Nonhuman Primates
How Evolution Works
Crossing the Fields: Breeding and Culture in the "Sport of Kings"
Methods Close-Up: Using DNA Evidence to Reconstruct the Origin of the Indigenous People of the Andaman Islands
Research Methods in Anthropology
Studying Humanity's Past
Methods Close-Up: Studying Egyptian Mummy Tissue for Clues about Ancient Disease
Studying Contemporary Humanity
Critical Thinking: Missing Women in the Trobriand Islands
Crossing the Fields: Visual Anthropology
Research Challenges
Biological and Cultural Evolution
The Nonhuman Primates
The Primates
Primate Characteristics
Critical Thinking: Infanticide in Primates and the Sexual Selection Hypothesis
Varieties of Primates
Nonuman Primates: Windows to Humanity's Past Face a Fragile Future
Crossing the Fields: Learning about Chimpanzee Tool Use through Archaeology
Lessons Applied: Using Primatology Data for Primate Conservation Programs
The Earliest Human Ancestors
Finding and Interpreting Hominin Fossils
Methods Close-Up: Reconstructing Whole Fossils from Fragments
The Early Hominins
Crossing the Fields: Cultural Variations on the Narrative of Human Origins and Evolution
Critical Thinking: "Lumpers" and "Splitters
"Early Hominin Adaptations
Emergence and Evolution of Archaic Homo
The First Humans
Critical Thinking: What Is Really in the Toolbox?
Archaic Homo Moves Out of Africa
Lessons Applied: Anthropologists Advocate for World Heritage Status for Atapuerca, Spain
Behavioral and Cultural Evolution
Crossing the Fields: From Kanzi to Olduvai, But Not Quite
Modern Humans: Origins, Migrations, and Transitions
The Origin of Modern Humans
Modern Humans during the Upper Paleolithic
Lessons Applied: Helping to Resolve Conflicts about Repainting Australian Indigenous Cave Art
Critical Thinking: Unfair to Neanderthals?
Mesolithic Transitions during the Holocene Era
Crossing The Fields: Linguistic Anthropology Provides Insights into the Bantu Expansion
The Neolithic and Urban Revolutions
The Neolithic Revolution and the Beginnings of Settled LifeCivilization: The Urban Revolution, States and Empires
Crossing The Fi
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