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This supplementary reader offers both historical and contemporary articles that demonstrate the nature of biological anthropology. With nearly one-third of the selections focusing on living populations, the 43 readings cover the entire range of bioanthropological studies: evolution, nonhuman primates, human paleontology, and modern human groups. Twelve of the 43 articles are new to this edition, including Kari Bruwelheide and Douglas Owsley's "Written in Bone: Reading the Remains of the 17th Century"; Carl Zimmer's "What is a Species?"; Daniel E. Lieberman's "Homing In On EarlyHomo"; and Sally Lehrman's "Going Beyond X and Y.".
Table of Contents
|Being a Biological Anthropologist|
|"Finding Lucy," from Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind, 1980|
|"Monkey Business in Bali: Field Work and Teaching Among the Temple Macaques"|
|"The Homegoing," from Lessons from the Past: An Introductory Reader in Archaeology, 1999 .|
|"Bad Breath, Gangrene, and God's Angels," from Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa, 1994|
|The Nature of Science|
|"Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs," from The Flamingo's Smile, 1985|
|"Piltdown, Paradigms, and the Paranormal." from Skeptical Inquirer, 1990|
|"Science as a Way of Knowing," from Science as a Way of Knowing: The Foundations of Modern Biology, 1993|
|The Evolution of Evolution|
|"The Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics," from Philosophie zoologique, 1809|
|"Natural Selection," from "The Linnean Society Papers," 1859|
|"The Laws of Inheritance," from "Experiments in Plant Hybridization," 1866|
|"Evolution As Fact and Theory," from Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes, 1983|
|"Darwin's Rib," from Discover, 1995|
|"Devolution," from The New Yorker, 2005|
|The Process of Evolution|
|"Curse and Blessing of the Ghetto," from Discover, 1991|
|"Unfortunate Drift," from Discover, 1995|
|"What Is a Species?," from Scientific American, 2008|
|The Primate and Primate Behavior|
|"98% Alike? (What Our Similarity to Apes Tells Us About Our Understanding of Genetics) from The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2000|
|"Dance of the Sexes," from Natural History, 2005|
|"Close Encounters" from Natural History, 2003|
|"Chimps in the Wild Show Stirrings of Culture," from Science, December, 2002, pp. 74-83|
|"Why We're Different: Probing the Gap Between Apes and Humans," from Science, 2008|
|"Born to Run," from Natural History, 2005|
|"Homing In On Early Homo ," from Nature, 2007|
|"Food for thought," from Scientific American, December, 2002|
|"The Littlest Human," from Scientific American, 2005|
|"When Hobbits (Slowly) Walked the Earth," from Science, 2008|
|"The Morning of the Modern Mind," from Scientific American, 2005|
|The Bioanthropology of Modern Human Populations|
|"Differential Mortality and the Donner Party Disaster," from Evolutionary Anthropology, 1993|
|"Skin deep," from Scientific American, October, 2002|
|"Evolution and the Origins of Disease," from Scientific American, 1998|
|"Going Beyond X and Y," from Scientific American, 2007|
|"An Early Racial Taxonomy from "Systema naturae" (10th ed, 1758)|
|"Science and Race" from American Behavioral Scientist,1996|
|"None of the Above," from The New Yorker, 2007|
|Bioanthropology and the Human Genome|
|"Human Genetic Variation," from Science, 2007|
|"Relative Differences: The Myth of 1%," Science, 2007|
|"The Science and Business of Genetic Ancestry Testing," from Science, 2007|
|"Birthday Surprises," from Nature and The Daily Telegraph, 2008|
|Biological Anthropology: Applied and Considered|
|"Babies Need Their Mothers Beside Them," from World Health, 1996|
|"The Iceman Reconsidered", from Scientific American, 2003|
|"Written in Bone: Reading the Remains of the 17th Century," from AnthroNotes, 2007|
|"Tracking Ebola's Deadly March Among Wild Apes," from Science, 2006|
|"Saartje Baartman: Her Life, Her Times, Her Remains, and the Negotiations for Their Repatriation from France to South Africa," from South African Journal of Science, 2002|
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