Our Origins

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393921434
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Social Science

The Third Edition of this best-selling text now includes an update to the evolutionary primate taxonomy and even more tools to help students grasp the major concepts in physical anthropology—including new, photorealistic art.

A Companion to Dental Anthropology

Author: Joel D. Irish
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118845431
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Science

Companion to Dental Anthropology presents a collection of original readings addressing all aspects and sub-disciplines of the field of dental anthropology—from its origins and evolution through to the latest scientific research. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of all sub-disciplines of dental anthropology available today Features individual chapters written by experts in their specific area of dental research Includes authors who also present results from their research through case studies or voiced opinions about their work Offers extensive coverage of topics relating to dental evolution, morphometric variation, and pathology

Beyond Germs

Author: Catherine M. Cameron
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816500246
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Genre: Social Science

"Beyond Germs challenges the hypothesis that the massive depopulation of the New World was primarily caused by diseases brought by Europeans, which scholars used for decades to explain the decimation of the indigenous peoples of North America. Contributors argue that blaming germs downplays the active role of Europeans in inciting wars, destroying livelihoods, and erasing identities"--Provided by publisher.

Homo Novus A Human Without Illusions

Author: Ulrich J. Frey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364212142X
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Genre: Science

Converging evidence from disciplines including sociobiology, evolutionary psychology and human biology forces us to adopt a new idea of what it means to be a human. As cherished concepts such as free will, naïve realism, humans as creation's crowning glory fall and our moral roots in ape group dynamics become clearer, we have to take leave of many concepts that have been central to defining our humanness. What emerges is a new human, the homo novus, a human being without illusions. Leading authors from many different fields explore these issues by addressing a range of illusions and providing evidence for the need, despite considerable reluctance, to relinquish some of our most cherished ideas about ourselves.

Applying Anthropology

Author: Aaron Podolefsky
ISBN: STANFORD:36105040977105
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Anthropology

This supplementary reader is composed of both classic and contemporary articles that demonstrate the significant contributions that cultural anthropologists make; the emphasis is on the applicability of cultural anthropology to understanding and improving the present day human condition.


Author: William A. Haviland
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
ISBN: 0155067559
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science

Far and away the market-leading text, HavilandAEs ANTHROPOLOGY, 9/e is the standard in the field. It offers a straightforward and thorough presentation of the principles and processes of anthropology, both physical and cultural, including ethnology, linguistics, and prehistoric archaeology. By integrating research and ideas from several schools of thought, it reflects current scholarship and remains the most engaging text available due to its lively, accessible writing style and vivid illustrations."

Evolution and Prehistory

Author: Dana Walrath
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534610161
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

This brief text has been completely revolutionized to present students with the latest contemporary thinking on human evolution, adaptation, and prehistory. It offers students a straightforward and integrated presentation of material, focusing on selected aspects of physical anthropology and prehistoric archaeology as they relate to the origin of humanity, the origin of culture, and the development of human biological and cultural diversity. A New feature entitled "Biocultural Connections" illustrates how cultural and biological processes work together to shape human evolution and behavior, and reflects where the field is today. New coverage on cutting edge topics such as medical anthropology, genetics, environmental toxins, and globalization, demonstrate the usefulness of anthropology today. A new, unique "Epilogue" looks at cultural disease and globalization.

Introducing Anthropology

Author: Michael Alan Park
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 0072549238
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Anthropology

This concise introduction to anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique, integrated biocultural framework.

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

Author: Brian M. Fagan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:49015002846633
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Religion

Features articles written by archaeology scholars on such topics as bog bodies, underwater archaeology, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings

Discovering Anthropology

Author: Carol R. Ember
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 013227762X
Release Date: 2006-04
Genre: Social Science

This collection of case studies provides examples of anthropologists working in a variety of settings. The case studies are correlated to the chapters of Anthropology 12/E, the end of chapter material in the text contains discussion and homework questions directly tied to the case study.