9780495604747

Cengage Advantage Books: Understanding Humans An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495604747

  • ISBN10:

    0495604747

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/10/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

UNDERSTANDING HUMANS: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY shows students how anthropologists and archaeologists go about their work as they study human evolution, living nonhuman primates, human adaptation and variation, the origin and dispersal of modern humans, food production, the first civilizations of the Old and New Worlds, and so much more. "At a Glance" sections and "Focus Questions" help students better understand the material and study more effectively for exams.

Table of Contents

Anthropology
Introduction to Anthropology
Heredity And Evolution
The Development of Evolutionary Theory
Heredity and Evolution
Human Variation and Adaptation
Macroevolution: Processes of Vertebrate and Mammalian Evolution
Primates
An Overview of the Primates
Primate Behavior
Paleoanthropology/Fossil Hominins
Understanding the Past: Archaeological and Paleoanthropological Methods
Hominin Origins
The First Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo erectus and Contemporaries
Premodern Humans
The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans
Archaeology
Early Holocene Hunters and Gatherers
Food Production
The First Civilizations
Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy
Summary of Early Hominin Fossil Finds from Africa
Population Genetics
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