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Human Evolution and Prehistory

ISBN-10: 0534610110

ISBN-13: 9780534610111

Edition: 6th 2003

Authors: William A. Haviland

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This text offers a comprehensive and balanced presentation on the views of human evolution and prehistory. It focuses on selected aspects of physical anthropology and prehistoric archaeology as they relate to the origin of humanity.
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List price: $77.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Dr. William A. Haviland is Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont, where he founded the Department of Anthropology and taught for thirty-two years. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. He has carried out original research in archaeology in Guatemala and Vermont, ethnography in Maine and Vermont and physical anthropology in Guatemala. He also served as technical consultant for the award winning telecourse, Faces of Culture, and is coeditor of the series Tikal Reports, published by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Besides his teaching and writing, Dr. Haviland has lectured to numerous audiences worldwide. A staunch supporter of indigenous rights, he served as an expert witness for the Missisquoi Abenakis of Vermont in an important court case over aboriginal fishing rights. Awards received by Dr. Haviland include being named University Scholar by the Graduate School of the University of Vermont, a Certificate of Appreciation from the Sovereign Republic of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi, St. Francis/Sokoki Band, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Research in Vermont. Now retired from teaching, he continues his research, writing and lecturing from the coast of Maine.

Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Putting the World in Perspectivep. xxii
The Study of Humankindp. 2
The Nature of Anthropologyp. 4
Methods of Studying the Human Pastp. 32
Biology and Evolutionp. 58
Primate Evolution and the Emergence of the Homininesp. 86
Monkeys, Apes, and Humans: The Modern Primatesp. 88
Macroevolution and the Early Primatesp. 118
The Earliest Homininesp. 144
Evolution of the Genus Homo and the Development of Early Human Culturep. 168
Homo habilis and Cultural Originsp. 170
Homo erectus and the Emergence of Hunting and Gatheringp. 192
Archaic Homo sapiens and the Middle Paleolithicp. 216
Homo sapiens and the Upper Paleolithicp. 240
Human Biological and Cultural Evolution Since the Old Stone Agep. 266
Cultivation and Domesticationp. 268
The Rise of Cities and Civilizationp. 300
Modern Human Diversityp. 330
Glossaryp. 361
Bibliographyp. 366
Photo Creditsp. 372
Literary Creditsp. 374
Indexp. 375
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