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A Companion to Biological Anthropology.

Author/Creator:
Larsen, Clark Spencer.
Publication:
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (600 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology Ser.
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology Ser. ; v.20
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Subjects:
Physical anthropology.
Human biology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
An extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biological anthropology; chapters are written by leading scholars who have themselves played a major role in shaping the direction and scope of the discipline. Extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biological anthropology Larsen has created a who's who of biological anthropology,   with contributions from the leading authorities in the field Contributing authors have played a major role in shaping the direction and scope of the topics they write about Offers discussions of current issues, controversies, and future directions within the area Presents coverage of the many recent innovations and discoveries that are transforming the subject.
Contents:
Intro
A Companion to Biological Anthropology
Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I History
1 History of Biological Anthropology
Part II The Present and the Living
2 Evolution: What It Means and How We Know
3 Systematics, Taxonomy, and Phylogenetics: Ordering Life, Past and Present
4 The Study of Human Population Genetics
5 Human Molecular Genetics: The DNA Revolution and Variation
6 Deconstructing Race: Racial Thinking, Geographic Variation, and Implications for Biological Anthropology
7 Growth, Development, Senescence, and Aging: A Life History Perspective
8 Climate-Related Morphological Variation and Physiological Adaptations in Homo sapiens
9 Emerging Themes in Anthropology and Epidemiology: Geographic Spread, Evolving Pathogens, and Syndemics
10 Demographic Estimation: Indirect Techniques for Anthropological Populations
11 Nutrition, Health, and Function
12 Ongoing Evolution in Humans
13 Primates Defined
14 Primate Behavior and Sociality
15 Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Speech
Part III The Past and the Dead
16 Primate Origins: The Early Cenozoic Fossil Record
17 Catarrhine Cousins: The Origin and Evolution of Monkeys and Apes of the Old World
18 The Earliest Hominins
19 Origins, Evolution, and Dispersal of Early Members of the Genus Homo
20 Species, Populations, and Assimilation in Later Human Evolution
21 Bioarchaeology: Health, Lifestyle, and Society in Recent Human Evolution
22 Paleopathology: A Contemporary Perspective
23 Issues in Forensic Anthropology
24 Paleogenetics: Ancient DNA in Anthropology
Part IV The Living and the Dead
25 Diet Reconstruction and Ecology Using Stable Isotope Ratios
26 Current Concepts in Bone Biology.
27 'Growing Planes': Incremental Growth Layers in the Dental Enamel of Human Ancestors
28 Understanding Skull Function from a Mechanobiological Perspective
29 Tooth Form and Function in Biological Anthropology
30 Locomotor Function across Primates (Including Humans)
Part V Science and Education
31 Science Education and Physical Anthropology
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Larsen, Clark Spencer A Companion to Biological Anthropology
ISBN:
9781444320046
9781405189002
OCLC:
609863005