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Our Origins

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393934984
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Larsen is one of the world's top researchers, and he is also a gifted teacher. These twin skills exhibit themselves on every page of Our Origins. In addition, the book is illustrated with state-of-the-art drawn figures and images from several of the world's leading photographers. The Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to stay abreast of developments in this fast-moving field-in particular, the significance of the Arbi discovery (announced in the fall of 2009) has been incorporated throughout.

Exploring Sex And Gender In Bioarchaeology

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 0826352596
Size: 46.10 MB
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This volume brings together the latest approaches in bioarchaeology in the study of sex and gender. Archaeologists have long used skeletal remains to identify gender. Contemporary bioarchaeologists, however, have begun to challenge the theoretical and methodological basis for sex assignment from the skeleton. Simultaneously, they have started to consider the cultural construction of the gendered body and gender roles, recognizing the body as uniquely fashioned from the interaction of biological, social, and environmental factors. As the contributors to this volume reveal, combining skeletal data with contextual information can provide a richer understanding of life in the past.

The Anthropology Of Modern Human Teeth

Author: G. Richard Scott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316805719
Size: 30.96 MB
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All humans share certain components of tooth structure, but show variation in size and morphology around this shared pattern. This book presents a worldwide synthesis of the global variation in tooth morphology in recent populations. Research has advanced on many fronts since the publication of the first edition, which has become a seminal work on the subject. This revised and updated edition introduces new ideas in dental genetics and ontogeny and summarizes major historical problems addressed by dental morphology. The detailed descriptions of 29 dental variables are fully updated with current data and include details of a new web-based application for using crown and root morphology to evaluate ancestry in forensic cases. A new chapter describes what constitutes a modern human dentition in the context of the hominin fossil record.

Beyond Germs

Author: Catherine M. Cameron
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 081650024X
Size: 66.87 MB
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"Beyond Germs challenges the hypothesis that the massive depopulation of the New World was primarily caused by diseases brought by Europeans, which scholars used for decades to explain the decimation of the indigenous peoples of North America. Contributors argue that blaming germs downplays the active role of Europeans in inciting wars, destroying livelihoods, and erasing identities"--Provided by publisher.

Anthropology

Author: William A. Haviland
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
ISBN: 9780155067554
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Far and away the market-leading text, HavilandAEs ANTHROPOLOGY, 9/e is the standard in the field. It offers a straightforward and thorough presentation of the principles and processes of anthropology, both physical and cultural, including ethnology, linguistics, and prehistoric archaeology. By integrating research and ideas from several schools of thought, it reflects current scholarship and remains the most engaging text available due to its lively, accessible writing style and vivid illustrations."

Evolution And Prehistory

Author: Dana Walrath
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534610166
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This brief text has been completely revolutionized to present students with the latest contemporary thinking on human evolution, adaptation, and prehistory. It offers students a straightforward and integrated presentation of material, focusing on selected aspects of physical anthropology and prehistoric archaeology as they relate to the origin of humanity, the origin of culture, and the development of human biological and cultural diversity. A New feature entitled "Biocultural Connections" illustrates how cultural and biological processes work together to shape human evolution and behavior, and reflects where the field is today. New coverage on cutting edge topics such as medical anthropology, genetics, environmental toxins, and globalization, demonstrate the usefulness of anthropology today. A new, unique "Epilogue" looks at cultural disease and globalization.

Introducing Anthropology

Author: Michael Alan Park
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780072549232
Size: 33.21 MB
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This concise introduction to anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique, integrated biocultural framework.