Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, Third Canadian Edition by Carol R. EmberPhysical Anthropology and Archaeology, Third Canadian Edition by Carol R. Ember

Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, Third Canadian Edition

byCarol R. Ember, Melvin Ember, Peter N. Peregrine

Paperback | February 28, 2008

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Designed for the two-field course covering physical anthropology and archaeology, this clearly written, comprehensive and engaging text has risen to become a market leader.  Its balanced coverage of physical anthropology and archaeology helps students understand what humans are and were like, and how they got to be that way.  The new third edition has been updated with all-new Canadian and international research and a new Anthropology in Action boxed feature highlighting field work done by recent anthropology graduates. A visual revitalization has been accomplished with more photos, new Dorling Kindersley maps, and a handy skeleton diagram inside the cover for quick reference. This popular text will bring a unique perspective to the study of physical anthropology.
Carol R. Ember started at Antioch College as a chemistry majorm then spent a year in graduate school at Cornell studying sociology before continuing on to Harvard, where she studied anthropology primarily with John and Beatrice Whiting.  From 1970 to 1996, she taught at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She has also s...
Title:Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, Third Canadian EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.65 inPublished:February 28, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132053721

ISBN - 13:9780132053723

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Table of Contents

Brief Contents



About the Authors


Part I  Introduction to Anthropology

Chapter 1  What Is Anthropology?


Part II Introduction to Archaeological Methods and Theory

Chapter 2  Uncovering the Past: Tools and Techniques

Chapter 3  Reconstructing the Past: Analysis and Interpretation


Part III  Biological Evolution

Chapter 4  Historical Development of Evolutionary Theory

Chapter 5  Modern Evolutionary Theory

Chapter 6  The Living Primates

Chapter 7  Primate Evolution: From Early Primates to Hominoids

Chapter 8  Early Hominins

Chapter 9  Homo erectus and Archaic Homo sapiens


Part IV   Modern Homo sapiens

Chapter 10  Modern Homo sapiens

Chapter 11  Human Variation

Chapter 12  Origins of Food Production and Settled Life

Chapter 13  Origins of Cities and States


Part V Applied Anthropology

Chapter 14  Applied Anthropology: Physical Anthropology and Archaeology



Literature Cited

Name Index

Subject Index