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Biological Anthropology, 4e

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  • ISBN13:9789353060435
  • ISBN10:9353060435
  • Publisher:Pearson Education
  • Language:English
  • Author:Craig Stanford, \nJohn S. Allen, Susan C. Antón
  • Binding:Paperback
  • Publishing Year:2018
  • Pages:648
  • SUPC: SDL233916309

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Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of

Humankind combines comprehensive 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.

About the Author

Craig Stanford

University of Southern California; John S. Allen

University of Southern California; Susan C. Antón

New York University


1) Introduction Learning Objectives

at the start of each chapter provide a road map for students to

flesh out the outline of important concepts and key ideas.

2) Addition of Insights and Advances boxes in

each chapter which expand on text material or call

attention to current events connected to the subject, to

emerging debates, or sometimes just to fascinating side


3) Increase in the number of Innovations feature which provide an intense visual

presentation of new, burgeoning areas of research in this field.

Table Content

Introduction: What Is Biological Anthropology?

PART I Mechanisms of Evolution

1 Origins of Evolutionary Thought

2 Genetics: Cells and Molecules

3 Genetics: From Genotype to Phenotype

4 The Forces of Evolution and the Formation of Species

5 Human Variation: Evolution, Adaptation, and Adaptability

PART II Primates

6 The Primates

7 Primate Behavior

PART III Paleontology and Primate Evolution

8 Fossils in Geological Context

9 Origin of Primates

PART IV The Human Fossil Record

10 Early Hominins

11 Origin and Evolution of the Genus Homo

12 Archaic Homo sapiens and Neandertals

13 The Emergence and Dispersal of Homo sapiens

PART V New Frontiers in Biological Anthropology

14 Evolution of the Brain and Language

15 Biomedical Anthropology

16 The Evolution of Human Behavior

17 Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology

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