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Written specifically for courses that cover biological anthropology and archaeology, this superbly illustrated new text offers the most balanced and up-to-date introduction to our human past. Devoting equal time to biological anthropology and prehistory, this text exposes students to themany sides of major controversial issues, involving students in the scientific thought process by allowing them to draw their own conclusions. Amidst discussions of bones and artifacts, the text maintains afocus on people, demonstrating to students how biological anthropology and archaeology apply to their lives today. Featuring the latest research and findings pulled from the original sources, this new text is far and awaythe most up-to-date text available. In addition, thesuperior art programfeatures hundreds of photographs and figures, and the multimedia presentation options include documentary film clips and lecture launcher videos. Pat Rice, a recipient ofAAArs"s Outstanding Teacher Awardandpast-president of the General Anthropology Division of AAA, and Norah Moloney, an experienced professor andactive archaeologist, present the material in a clear, refreshing, and straightforward writing style.
Table of Contents
|Introduction To Anthropology|
|Introduction to the Discipline of Anthropology|
|Biological Evolution to Humans|
|Theories and Methods in Studying Biological Anthropology|
|Principles of Biological Evolution|
|Macroevolution to Primates|
|Primates: Introduction, In Evolution, Potential Hominids|
|African Hominids: Australopithecines and Homo habilis|
|Later Hominids: Homo erectus and Homo sapiens|
|Prehistory: Old World and New World|
|Theories and Methods in Studying Prehistoric Cultures|
|Early Cultures in the Old World|
|Later Hunter-Gatherers in the Old World|
|Old World Nation States|
|Hunter-Gatherers and Farmers in the New World|
|New World Nation States|
|Contemporary Primates and Humans|
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