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Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Carol R. Ember, Melvin R. Ember, Peter N. Peregrine

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 31, 2006

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This comprehensive and scientific introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology is the only book to give balanced treatment to both biological and cultural evolution and the interaction between them to help students understand what humans are and were like and why they got to be that way. 

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Table of Contents


Part I: Introduction


1. What is Anthropology?


 2. How We Discover the Past


3. How We Study the Human Body


4. Genetics and Evolution


5.  Human Variation and Adaptation



Part II: Human Evolution: Biological and Cultural


6. The Living Primates


7. Primate Evolution: From Early Primates to Hominoids


8. The First Hominids


9. The Origins of Culture and Language


10. The Emergence of Homo



Part III: Modern Humans


11. The Emergence of Homo sapiens 


12.  The Upper Paleolithic World


13.  Origins of Food Production and Settled Life


14.  Origins of Cities and States



Part IV: Using Anthropology


15.  Cultural Resource Management and Forensic Anthropology


16.  Medical Anthropology


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$68.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-227670-2