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Samantha Hens is an associate professor of anthropology at California State University in Sacramento. Her research interests cover an array of topics in biological anthropology including osteology and skeletal biology, skeletal growth and development, morphometrics, functional anatomy, human evolution and forensic anthropology. She has published several journal articles on stature estimation in fossil hominids and sex estimation from the human pelvis and skull. Her most recent area of study has focused on three-dimensional analyses of growth and the development of sexual dimorphism in orangutan crania, and comparisons of sexual dimorphism between the orangutan and the gorilla. Samantha received the Outstanding Teacher Award in her college in 2006. She lives in northern California where she actively enjoys the outdoors and practices yoga.
Table of Contents
|Genetics and Evolution|
|The Scientific Method Cell Biology and DNA Principles of Inheritance|
|Hardy-Weinberg: Genetics of Populations|
|The Human Skeleton|
|Introduction to the Human Skeleton|
|The Appendicular Skeleton|
|The Axial Skeleton|
|Human Variation and Forensic Anthropology|
|The Non-Human Primates|
|Primate Classification Comparative Primate Anatomy Primate Behavior|
|The Bipedal Adaptation and Our Earliest Ancestors|
|The Rise of the GenusHomo LaterHomoand Modern Human Origins|
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