Exploring Biological Anthropology: The Essentials

Paperback | January 19, 2016

byCraig Stanford, John S. Allen, Susan C. Antón

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Present a concise overview of biological anthropology, from early foundations to recent innovations
Exploring Biological Anthropology: The Essentials combines concise coverage of the foundations of the field with modern innovations and discoveries, helping students understand, and get excited about, the discipline. Because the authors conduct research in three of the main areas of biological anthropology–the human fossil record (Susan Antón), primate behavior and ecology (Craig Stanford), and human biology and the brain (John Allen)–they offer a specialist approach that engages students and gives them everything they need to master the subject. The Fourth Edition continues to present traditional physical anthropology within a modern Darwinian framework, and includes coverage of contemporary discoveries to highlight the ever-increasing body of knowledge in biological anthropology.

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For courses in Biological Anthropology Present a concise overview of biological anthropology, from early foundations to recent innovations Exploring Biological Anthropology: The Essentials combines concise coverage of the foundations of the field with modern innovations and discoveries, helping students understand, and get excited...

Craig Stanford is a professor of anthropology and biological sciences at the University of Southern California, where he also co-directs the Jane Goodall Research Center. He has conducted field research on primate behavior in south Asia, Latin America, and East Africa. He is well known for his long-term studies of meat-eating among wi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 10.6 × 8.2 × 0.8 inPublished:January 19, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I – FOUNDATIONS
1. What Is Biological Anthropology?
2. Origins of Evolutionary Thought

PART II – MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTION
3. Genetics: Cells and Molecules
4. Genetics: From Genotype to Phenotype
5. The Forces of Evolution and the Formation of Species
6. Human Variation: Evolution, Adaptation, and Adaptability

PART III – PRIMATES
7. The Primates
8. Primate Behavior

PART IV – THE FOSSIL RECORD

9. Geology and Primate Origins
10. Early Hominins and Australopithecus
11. Rise of the Genus Homo
12. Archaic Homo sapiens and Neandertals
13. The Emergence, Dispersal, and Bioarchaeology of Homo sapiens

PART V – BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR OF MODERN HUMANS
14. Evolution of the Brain and Behavior
15. Biomedical and Forensic Anthropology