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Physical anthropology and archaeology

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2006.
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About the Author Preface Walkthrough Part One: The Dimensions of Anthropology Chapter 1: What Is Anthropology? Human Adaptability Adaptation, Variation, and Change General Anthropology Cultural  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Phillip Kottak
ISBN: 0072952490 9780072952490
OCLC Number: 56527385
Description: xxix, 249 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Windows 98 or higher; Mac OS 9.2 or higher.
Contents: About the Author Preface Walkthrough Part One: The Dimensions of Anthropology Chapter 1: What Is Anthropology? Human Adaptability Adaptation, Variation, and Change General Anthropology Cultural Forces Shape Human Biology The Subdisciplines of Anthropology Cultural Anthropology Archaeological Anthropology Biological, or Physical Anthropology Interesting Issues: Even Anthropologists Get Culture Shock Beyond the Classroom: The Utility of Hand and Foot Bones for Problems in Biological Anthropology Linguistic Anthropology Applied Anthropology Anthropology and Other Academic Fields Cultural Anthropology and Sociology Anthropology and Psychology Science, Explanation, and Hypothesis Testing Chapter 2: Applying Anthropology What Is Applied Anthropology? The Role of the Applied Anthrropologist Academic and Applied Anthropology Theory and Practice Anthropology and Education Urban Anthropology Urban versus Rural Medical Anthropology Beyond the Classroom: New Life, Good Health Anthropology and Business Careers and Anthropology Interesting Issues: Hot Asset in Corporate: Anthropology Degrees Part 2: Physical Anthropology and Archaeology Chapter 3: Ethics and Methods in Physical Anthropology and Archaeology Overview Ethics Methods Multidisciplinary Approaches Primatology Anthropometry Bone Biology Molecular Anthropology Interesting Issues: A Novel Method of Assessing Why People Cooperate Paleoanthropology Survey and Excavation Systematic Survey Excavation Kinds of Archaeology Dating the Past Relative Dating Absolute Dating: Radiometric Techniques Absolute Dating: Dendrochronology Molecular Dating Chapter 4: Evolution and Genetics Evolution Genetics Mendel's Experiments Independent Assortment and Recombination Biochemical, or Molecular Genetics Cell Division Crossing Over Mutation Population Genetics and Mechanisms of Genetic Evolution Natural Selection Interesting Issues: Genetic Politics Mutations and Variety Random Genetic Drift Gene Flow The Modern Synthesis Gradual or Rapid Change Chapter 5: Human Variation and Adaptation Race: A Discredited Concept in Biology Races Are Not Biologically Distinct Interesting Issues: American Anthropological Association (AAA) Statement on "Race" Explaining Skin Color Human Biological Adaptation Genes and Disease Beyond the Classroom: Skin Pigmentation in Papua New Guinea Facial Features Size and Body Build Lactose Tolerance Chapter 6: The Primates Our Place among Primates Homologies and Analogies Primate Tendencies Prosimians Anthropoids Beyond the Classroom: Providing Apes Refuge: A Cultural Study of the Great Ape Sanctuary Community Monkeys New World Monkeys Old World Monkeys Apes Gibbons Orangutans Gorillas Interesting Issues: Saving the Orangutan Chimpanzees Bonobos Endangered Primates Human-Primate Similarities Learning Tools Predation and Hunting Aggression and Resources Human-Primate Differences Sharing and Cooperation Mating and Kinship Behavioral Ecology and Fitness Bringing It All Together: Saving the Forests Chapter 7: Primate Evolution Fossils and Chronology Early Primates Early Cenozoic Primates Oligocene Anthropoids Miocene Hominoids Proconsul Beyond the Classroom: A Behavioral Ecology Study of Two Lemur Species Afropithecus and Kenyapithecus Sivapithecus Gigantopithecus Dryopithecus Oreopithecus A Missing Link? Pierolapithecus catalaunicus "Toumai" Orrorin tugenensis Chapter 8: Early Hominids Chronology of Hominid Evolution The Earliest Hominids Ardipithecus and Kenyanthropus The Varied Australopithecines Australopithecus afarensis Gracile and Robust Austalopithecines The Austalopithecines and Early Homo H. rudolfensis and H. habilis Oldowan Tools A. garhi and Early Stone Tools Beyond the Classroom: Hydrodynamic Sorting of Avian Skeletal Remains Chapter 9: The Genus Homo Early Homo Out of Africa: Homo erectus Interesting Issues: Headstrong Hominids Paleolithic Tools Adaptive Strategies of Homo erectus The Evolution and Expansion of Homo erectus Archaic Homo sapiens The Neandertals Cold-Adapted Neandertals The Neandertals and Modern People Homo Sapiens Sapiens (AMHs) Out of Africa II Multiregional Evolution Advances in Technology Glacial Retreat Cave Art Interesting Issues: Prehistoric Art Treasure Is Found in French Cave The Mesolithic Beyond the Classroom: Paleolithic Butchering at Verberie Bringing It All Together: When Did Humans Start Acting Like Humans? Chapter 10: The First Farmers The Neolithic The First Farmers and Herders in the Middle East Genetic Changes and Domestication Food Production and the State Other Old World Food Producers The African Neolithic The Neolithic in Europe and Asia The First American Farmers America's First Immigrants The Foundations of Food Production Early Farming in the Mexican Highlands From Early Farming to the State Explaining the Neolithic Beyond the Classroom: House Construction and Destruction Patterns of the Early Copper Age on the Great Hungarian Plain Geography and the Spread of Food Production Costs and Benefits Chapter 11: The First Cities and States The Origin of State Hydraulic Systems Long-Distance Trade Routes Population, War, and Circumscription Attributes of States State Formation in the Middle East Urban Life The Elite Level Social Ranking and Chiefdoms How Ethnography Helps in Interpreting the Archaeological Record Advanced Chiefdoms The Rise of State Other Early States Beyond the Classroom: The Akhenaten Temple Project African Sates State Formation in Mesoamerica Early Chiefdoms and Elites States in the Valley of Mexico Why States Collapse The Mayan Decline Interesting Issues: Pseudo-Archaeology Bringing It All Together: The Peopling of the Pacific Appendix 1: A History of Theories in Anthropology Appendix 2: Ethics and Anthropology Bibliography Glossary Credits Name Index Subject Index
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