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Applying Anthropology: An Introductory Readeris a collection of articles that provides compelling examples of applied research in all four fields of anthropology. In this age of globalization and increased cultural intolerance, the basic messages of public anthropology are more important than ever. The tenth edition offers 11 new readings and a new chart at the beginning of the text to help instructors and students locate key themes and topics.
Table of Contents
PART I Biological Anthropology
1 Teaching Theories: The Evolution-Creation Controversy- Robert Root-Bernstein and Donald L. McEachron
2 Re-reading Root-Bernstein and McEachron in Cobb County, Georgia: A Year Past and Present- Benjamin Freed
3 Great Mysteries of Human Evolution- Carl Zimmer
4 A New Kind of Ancestor: Ardipithecus Unveiled- Ann Gibbons
5 What are Friends For?- Barbara Smuts
6 Mothers and Others- Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
7 Apes, Hominids, and the Roots of Religion- Barbara King
8 How Race Becomes Biology: Embodiment of Social Inequality- Clarence C. Gravlee
9 Ancient Bodies, Modern Customs, and Our Health- Elizabeth D. Whitaker
10 Ancient Genes and Modern Health- S. Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner
11 The Tall and the Short of It- Barry Bogin
12 Identifying Victims after a Disaster-Dick Gould
PART II Archaeology
13 Dawn of a New Stone Age in Eye Surgery- Payson D. Sheets
14 Feminine Knowledge and Skills Reconsidered: Women and Flaked Stone Tools- Kathryn Weedman Arthur
15 The Secrets of Ancient Tiwanaku Are Benefiting Today’s Bolivia- Baird Straughan
16 Disease and Death at Dr. Dickson’s Mounds- Alan H. Goodman and George J. Armelagos