Biological Anthropology and Prehistory: Exploring Our Human Ancestry

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2007-11-13
  • Publisher: Routledge
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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
Contemporary Primates
Contemporary Humans
Appendix Materials
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