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Essentials of Physical Anthropology

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By: R Jurmain

431 pages, Col photos, col figs, tabs


Paperback | Aug 2003 | #149913 | ISBN: 0534614345
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This textbook in physical anthropology offers a thorough introduction to the field of physical anthropology using helpful tables, charts, and photo essays.

New in this edition are updates on the latest fossil discoveries including coverage of the most recent finds in Georgia and Chad. New evidence from Portugal on Neanderthals and new evidence of revised dating and ancient drift analysis is added for Homo sapiens sapiens. A new `Multimedia Resources' box at the end of each chapter providing students with a variety of references and links to numerous resources. In addition, the optional use of the Virtual Lab CD-ROM by John Kappelman is noted by an icon in the text margin.


1. Introduction. 2. The Development of Evolutionary Theory. 3. The Biological Basis of Life. 4. Heredity and Evolution. 5. An Overview of the Living Primates. 6. Primate Behavior. 7. Processes of Macroevolution: Mammalian/Primate Evolutionary History. 8. Hominid Origins. 9. Homo erectus and Contemporaries. 10. Neandertals and Other Archaic Homo sapiens. 11. Homo sapiens sapiens. 12. Human Variation and Adaptation. 13. The Anthropological Perspective on the Human Life Course. 14. Lessons from the Past, Lessons for the Future. Appendix A: Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy. Appendix B: Population Genetics. Appendix C: Sexing and Aging the Skeleton. Appendix D: Geographic Map.

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