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This text introduces physical anthropology, the science of human biological evolution and variation. Divided into four parts, it addresses the major questions that concern biological anthropologists--"What are humans?" "Where are our origins?" "How did we evolve, and are we still evolving?" and "What does the future hold for the human species?--with an emphasis on hypothesis testing and the relationship between biology and culture.
Table of Contents
|Biological Anthropology and Evolution|
|The Evolution and Classification of Species|
|Our Place in Nature|
|Primate Behavior and Ecology|
|The Human Species|
|Primate Origins and Evolution|
|The Beginnings of Human Evolution|
|The Origin of the Genus Homo|
|The Evolution of Archaic Humans|
|The Origin of Modern Humans|
|The Study of Human Variation|
|Recent Microevolution of Human Populations|
|The Biological Impact of Agriculture and Civilization|
|Epilogue The Future of Our Species|
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