Biological Anthropology: An Introductory Reader: An Introductory Reader

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This supplementary reader offers both historical and contemporary articles that demonstrate the nature of biological anthropology. With nearly one-third of the selections focusing on living populations, the 43 readings cover the entire range of bioanthropological studies: evolution, nonhuman primates, human paleontology, and modern human groups. Twelve of the 43 articles are new to this edition, including Kari Bruwelheide and Douglas Owsley's "Written in Bone: Reading the Remains of the 17th Century"; Carl Zimmer's "What is a Species?"; Daniel E. Lieberman's "Homing In On Early Homo"; and Sally Lehrman's "Going Beyond X and Y."

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This supplementary reader offers both historical and contemporary articles that demonstrate the nature of biological anthropology. With nearly one-third of the selections focusing on living populations, the 43 readings cover the entire range of bioanthropological studies: evolution, nonhuman primates, human paleontology, and modern h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.4 inPublished:July 23, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

* Indicates new to this edition.

Part I. Being a Biological Anthropologist

1. Donald Johanson and Maitland Edey, "Finding Lucy," from Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind, 1980

2. Agustin Fuentes, "Monkey Business in Bali: Field Work and Teaching Among the Temple Macaques"

3. Michael Alan Park. "The Homegoing," from Lessons from the Past: An Introductory Reader in Archaeology, 1999.

4. Katherine A. Dettwyler, "Bad Breath, Gangrene, and God's Angels," from Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa, 1994

Part II. The Nature of Science

5. Stephen Jay Gould, "Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs," from The Flamingo's Smile, 1985

6. Kenneth L. Feder, "Piltdown, Paradigms, and the Paranormal." from Skeptical Inquirer, 1990

7. John A. Moore, "Science as a Way of Knowing," from Science as a Way of Knowing: The Foundations of Modern Biology, 1993

Part III. The Evolution of Evolution

8. Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck, "The Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics," from Philosophie zoologique, 1809

9. Charles R. Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, "Natural Selection," from "The Linnean Society Papers," 1859

10. Johann Gregor Mendel, "The Laws of Inheritance," from "Experiments in Plant Hybridization," 1866

11. Stephen Jay Gould, "Evolution As Fact and Theory," from Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes, 1983

12. Robert S. Root-Bernstein, "Darwin's Rib," from Discover, 1995

13. H. Allen Orr, "Devolution," from The New Yorker, 2005

Part IV. The Process of Evolution

14. Jared Diamond, "Curse and Blessing of the Ghetto," from Discover, 1991

15. Josie Glausiusz, "Unfortunate Drift," from Discover, 1995

*16. Carl Zimmer, "What Is a Species?," from Scientific American, 2008

Part V. The Primate and Primate Behavior

17. Jonathan Marks, "98% Alike? (What Our Similarity to Apes Tells Us About Our Understanding of Genetics) from The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2000

18. Sharon T. Pochron and Patricia C. Wright, "Dance of the Sexes," from Natural History, 2005

19. Craig Stanford, "Close Encounters" from Natural History, 2003

20. Gretchen Vogel, "Chimps in the Wild Show Stirrings of Culture," from Science, December, 2002, pp. 74-83

*21. Michael Balter, "Why We're Different: Probing the Gap Between Apes and Humans," from Science, 2008

PART VI. Hominid Evolution

22. Adam Summers, "Born to Run," from Natural History, 2005

*23. Daniel E. Lieberman, "Homing In On Early Homo," from Nature, 2007

24. William R. Leonard, "Food for thought," from Scientific American, December, 2002

25. Kate Wong, "The Littlest Human," from Scientific American, 2005

*26. Elizabeth Culotta, "When Hobbits (Slowly) Walked the Earth," from Science, 2008

27. Kate Wong, "The Morning of the Modern Mind," from Scientific American, 2005

Part VII. The Bioanthropology of Modern Human Populations

28. Donald K. Grayson, "Differential Mortality and the Donner Party Disaster," from Evolutionary Anthropology, 1993

29. Nina G. Jablonski and George Chaplin, "Skin deep," from Scientific American, October, 2002

30. Randolph M. Nesse and George C. Williams, "Evolution and the Origins of Disease," from Scientific American, 1998

Part VIII: Human Biodiversity

*31. Sally Lehrman, "Going Beyond X and Y," from Scientific American, 2007

32. Carolus Linnaeus, "An Early Racial Taxonomy from "Systema naturae" (10th ed, 1758)

33. Jonathan Marks, "Science and Race" from American Behavioral Scientist,1996

*34. Malcolm Gladwell, "None of the Above," from The New Yorker, 2007

Part IX: Bioanthropology and the Human Genome

*35. Elizabeth Pennisi, "Human Genetic Variation," from Science, 2007

*36. Jon Cohen, "Relative Differences: The Myth of 1%," Science, 2007

*37. Deborah A. Bolnik, Duana Fullwiley, Troy Duster, Richard S. Cooper, Joan H. Fujimurar, Jonathan Kahn, Jay S. Kaufman, Jonathan Marks, Ann Morning, Alondra Nelson, Pilar Ossorio, Jenny Reardon, Susan M. Reverby, and Kimberly TallBear, "The Science and Business of Genetic Ancestry Testing," from Science, 2007

*38. Erika Cule, "Birthday Surprises," from Nature and The Daily Telegraph, 2008

Part X. Biological Anthropology: Applied and Considered

39. James J. McKenna, "Babies Need Their Mothers Beside Them," from World Health, 1996

40. James H. Dickson, Klaus Oeggl, and Linda L. Handley, "The Iceman Reconsidered", from Scientific American, 2003

*41. Kari Bruwelheide and Douglas Owsley, "Written in Bone: Reading the Remains of the 17th Century," from <_anthronotes2c_>

*42. Gretchen Vogel, "Tracking Ebola's Deadly March Among Wild Apes," from Science, 2006

43. P.V. Tobias, "Saartje Baartman: Her Life, Her Times, Her Remains, and the Negotiations for Their Repatriation from France to South Africa," from South African Journal of Science, 2002

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