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Lab Manual and Workbook for Physical Anthropology

ISBN-10: 0495093998

ISBN-13: 9780495093992

Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Diane L. France

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Now in full color, Diane France's lab manual balances the study of human osteology, forensic anthropology, anthropometry, primates, human evolution, and genetics with a new chapter on growth & development, more material on disease and more on the anomalies of the human skeleton caused by disease and mechanical stress. Redundant and complex exercises have been pulled and the art program has been greatly enhanced with color images that include scales and orientation information. Exercises now contain thumbnail images of the related images for easy reference. In addition to providing hands-on lab assignments that help students apply physical anthropology perspectives and techniques to real situations, the Lab Manual provides a wealth of solid information and photographs that support the identification and observation problems that help make the concepts of physical anthropology easier to understand. This edition has been thoroughly reviewed, error-checked, revised and updated for complete accuracy and more balanced coverage of topic material. Diane France brings full color visuals, a new chapter on Growth & Development, a unique chapter on Forensic Anthropology and an online Instructor's Manual that includes answers to the exercises contained in the lab manual, to make this manual even easier to integrate into your course. Additional exercises and an e-book can be found on the new Web Tutor Advantage Plus that accompanies this text.
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Book details

List price: $102.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Diane France received her Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Colorado and was certified in forensic anthropology in 1989 by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology; she is currently on the board of directors and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. France is the director of the Laboratory for Human Identification at Colorado State University and is the president of NecroSearch, International, a multidisciplinary team dedicated to helping law enforcement search for clandestine graves and recovering evidence (including bodies) from those crime scenes. She is active in the federal disaster mortuary team, DMORT, and has responded to numerous mass fatality incidents. She is also a member of the Colorado Body Identification Team. Dr. France is well-known from her fossil casting business and as a board-certified forensic anthropologist.

Preface
Supplements for Instructors
Genetics
Objectives
Basic Genetics
DNA Replication
Mitosis
Meiosis
Sources of Variability
Solving Genetics Problems
Survey of Some Genetic Traits
Gamete Formation
Phenotype Summary
Genotype Formations
Pedigree Analysis
Sex Linkage
Pedigree Exercises
Blood Typing
Blood-Type Genetics
Evolution and the Hardy-Weinberg Formula
Population Genetics
Probability
Assortative Mating
Migration or Gene Flow (Hybridization)
Genetic Drift and Founder Effect
DNA Typing
Population Genetics and DNA Typing
Reexamining the Issues
Biological Classification
Objectives
Introduction
General Mammalian Classification
Primate Classification
Biological Classification
Reexamining the Issues
Human Osteology
Objectives
Introduction
Bones of the Skull
Postcranial Bones
The Human Skeleton
Reexamining the Issues
Growth and Development
Objectives
Introduction
Dental and Skeletal Development from the Fetus to the Adult
A Final Comment
Growth and Development
Reexamining the Issues
Comparison of the Skeletons of Quadrupeds, Bipeds, and Brachiators
Objectives
The Vertebral Column
The Cranium
The Pelvis
The Limbs
Measurements and Indices
Comparison of Skeletons
Reexamining the Issues
Comparing the Living Primates
Objectives
Introduction
Postcranial Comparisons and Locomotion
Dental Trends through Primate Evolution
Comparing Extant Primates
Reexamining the Issues
Observation of Living Primate Behavior and Morphology
Objectives
Introduction
Behavior Categories
Sampling Techniques
Classification, Morphology, and Locomotion
Primate Observation
Checklist of Primate Behaviors
Reexamining the Issues
Early Evolution of Primates in the Paleocene, Eocene, and Oligocene
Objectives
Introduction
Evolutionary Theory
Paleocene (65-55 M.Y.A.)
Eocene (55-34 M.Y.A.)
Oligocene (34-22.5 M.Y.A.)
Early Evolution of Primates
Reexamining the Issues
Miocene Hominid Evolution
Objectives
The Biomolecular Data
The Molecular Clock
The Fossil Data
The Early Miocene
The Middle and Late Miocene
Miocene Hominoid Evolution
Reexamining the Issues
The Early Hominids
Objectives
Introduction
East African Hominids
The South African Australopithecines
Comparison of East and South African Pliocene Fossils
The Early Hominids
Reexamining the Issues
The Genus Homo
Objectives
Introduction
Homo rudolfensis
Homo habilis
Homo ergaster
Homo erectus
Homo heidelbergensis
Archaic homo sapiens
Homo floresiensis
Modern homo sapiens
The Genus Homo
Reexamining the Issues
Anthropometry, Nonmetric Traits, and Dermatoglyphics
Objectives
Statistical Tests
Metric Analysis
Measurement Descriptions
Measurement Record
Osteometry
Metrics and Statistical Analysis
Nonmetric Traits
Nonmetric Trait Frequencies
Recording Form
Nonmetric Analysis
Dermatoglyphics
Dermatoglyphics
Reexamining the Issues
Abnormalities in the Skeleton: Pathology, Anomalies, and Intentional Modification
Objectives
Introduction
Pathology
Anomalies
Intentional Modification
Abnormalities in the Skeleton
Reexamining the Issues
Human Skeletal Variation and Forensic Anthropology
Objectives
Introduction
The Identification Process
Determination of Sex
Determination of Age
Determination of Ancestry
Estimation of Stature
Further Training in Forensic Anthropology
Comparison of Antemortem to Postmortem Characteristics
Forensic Anthropology
Reexamining the Issues
Glossary
Bibliography
Index