Physical Anthropology Lab Manual

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2009-09-16
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Kappelman's lab manual allows users to investigate and explore important questions about heredity, evolution, and other core topics in the physical anthropology course. As you proceed through the exercises, you will focus on particular problems that help you gain a deeper understanding of the concepts you discuss in class, including natural selection, primate behavior, diet, and questions about human biology that are linked to environmental change.

Table of Contents

Co-varying Frequencies of the Sickle-Cell Allele and Malaria: An Example of Heredity and Natural Selection
The Galapagos Finches: An Example of Natural Selection
Primate Characteristics and Classifications
Primate Locomotion: Limbs and Levers
Primate Limb Indices and Locomotion
Primate Diets and Feeding Behaviors
Primate Behavior: the Ethogram
Reconstructing the Locomotor Behavior of a Fossil Ape
Reconstructing the Dietary Behavior of Paranthropus boisei
Locomotion of Early Fossil Hominins
Body Mass and Sexual Dimorphism in Fossil Hominins
The Archaeological Record: Reconstructing Hunting Behavior
Discover a Fossil Human!
The Adaptive Significance of Skin Color
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