Biological Anthropology

Author: Craig Britton Stanford,John Scott Allen,Susan C. Antón

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134005690

Category: Physical anthropology

Page: 648

View: 6292

For courses in Biological Anthropology Present a rich overview of biological anthropology, from early foundations to recent innovations 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. Also available with MyAnthroLab® MyAnthroLab for the Biological Anthropology course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. Please note: this version of MyAnthroLab does not include an eText. Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind, Fourth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm) & Mastering(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 013437794X / 9780134377940 Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind plus MyAnthroLab for Biological Anthropology - Access Card Package, 4/e Package consists of: 0134005694 / 9780134005690 Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind, 4/e 0134324404 / 9780134324401 MyAnthroLab for Biological Anthropology Access Card

Exploring Biological Anthropology

Author: Craig Britton Stanford,John Scott Allen,Susan C. Antón

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134014012

Category: Physical anthropology

Page: 480

View: 8850

Exploring Biological Anthropology, The Essentials

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619063018

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 743

Facts101 is your complete guide to Exploring Biological Anthropology, The Essentials. In this book, you will learn topics such as Genetics: Cells and Molecules, Genetics: From Genotype to Phenotype, The Forces of Evolution and the Formation of Species, and Human Variation: Evolution, Adaptation, and Adaptability plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Revel for Exploring Biological Anthropology: The Essentials -- Access Card

Author: Craig Stanford,John S. Allen,Susan C. Anton

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134014791

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 6887

Present a concise overview of biological anthropology, from early foundations to recent innovations REVEL(TM) for Exploring Biological Anthropology: The Essentials combines concise 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. REVEL for 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. REVEL is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, REVEL is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience -- for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. NOTE: REVEL is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone REVEL access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL.

Exploring Physical Anthropology: A Lab Manual and Workbook

Author: Suzanne Walker-Pacheco

Publisher: Morton Publishing Company

ISBN: 161731112X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 4680

This lab manual enables a hands-on approach to learning about the evolutionary processes that resulted in humans through the use of numerous examples and exercises. It offers solid grounding in the main areas of an introductory physical anthropology lab course: genetics, evolutionary forces, human osteology, forensic anthropology, comparative/functional skeletal anatomy, primate behavior, paeloanthroplogy, and now, in this new edition, modern human biological variation.

Home

How Habitat Made Us Human

Author: John Allen,S Allen

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465073891

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 8332

Home is where the heart is. Security, comfort, even love, are all feelings that are centered on the humble abode. But what if there is more to the feeling of being at home? Neuroanthropologist John S. Allen believes that the human habitat is one of the most important products of human cognitive, technological, and cultural evolution over the past two million years. In Home, Allen argues that to "feel at home" is more than just an expression, but reflects a deep-seated cognitive basis for the human desire to have, use, and enjoy a place of one's own. Allen addresses the very basic question: How did a place to sleep become a home? Within human evolution, he ranks house and home as a signature development of our species, as it emerged alongside cooperative hunting, language, and other critical aspects of humanity. Many animals burrow, making permanent home bases, but primates, generally speaking, do not: most wander, making nests at night wherever they might find themselves. This is often in home territory, but it isn’t quite home. Our hominid ancestors were wanderers, too—so how did we, over the past several million years, find our way home? To tell that story Allen will take us through evolutionary anthropology, neuroscience, the study of emotion, and modern sociology. He examines the home from the inside (of our heads) out: homes are built with our brains as much as with our hands and tools. Allen argues that the thing that may have been most critical in our evolution is not the physical aspect of a home, but developing a feeling of defining, creating, and being in a home, whatever its physical form. The result was an environment, relatively secure against whatever horrors lurked outside, that enabled the expensive but creative human mind to reach its full flowering. Today, with the threat of homelessness, child foster-care, and foreclosure, this idea of having a home is more powerful than ever. In a clear and accessible writing style, Allen sheds light on the deep, cognitive sources of the pleasures of having a home, the evolution of those behaviors, and why the deep reasons why they matter. Home is the story about how humans evolved to create a space not only for shelter, but also for nurturing creativity, innovation, and culture—and why “feeling at home” is a fundamental aspect of the human condition.

Planet Without Apes

Author: Craig B. Stanford

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674071662

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 8270

Can we live with the consequences of wiping our closest relatives off the face of the Earth, and all the biological knowledge about ourselves that would die along with them? Extinction of the great apes threatens to become a reality within a few human generations. Stanford tells us how we can redirect the course of an otherwise bleak future.

Meat-eating & Human Evolution

Author: Craig Britton Stanford,Henry T. Bunn

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195131398

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 875

Preface. Foreword. Introduction. I MEAT-EATING AND THE FOSSIL RECORD. 1. Deconstructing the Serengeti. 2. Taphonomy of the Swartkrans hominid postcrania and its bearing on issues of meat-eating and fire management. 3. Neanderthal hunting and meat-processing in the Near East: evidence from Kebara Cave (Israel). 4. Modeling the edible landscape. II LIVING NONHUMAN ANALOGS FOR MEAT-EATING. 5. The dog-eat-dog world of carnivores: a review of past and present carnivore community dynamics. 6. Meat and the early human diet: insights from Neotropical primate studies. 7. The other faunivory: primate ins.

The Hunting Apes

Meat Eating and the Origins of Human Behavior

Author: Craig B. Stanford

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691088884

Category: Science

Page: 253

View: 3580

Stanford examines great ape behavior and hunter-gatherer societies to support his hyothisis that the hunting, eating and sharing of meat drove human evolution.

Method and Practice in Biological Anthropology

A Workbook and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Courses

Author: Samantha M. Hens

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780133825862

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 2145

A valuable resource for you Biological Anthropology lab Method and Practice in Biological Anthropology: A Workbook and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Courses complements a wide variety of introductory level laboratory courses in biological anthropology. It easily functions with a well-equipped laboratory, or it may be used as a primary source of photos and/or exercises, providing optimum flexibility to suit most laboratory environments. The book is organized into four sections, to reflect the organization of the typical introductory biological anthropology course: genetics and evolution, the human skeleton, non human primates, and our fossil ancestors. MySearchLab is a part of the Hens program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore biological anthropology in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MySearchLab, order the package ISBN: 0133827917 / 9780133827910 Method and Practice in Biological Anthropology: A Workbook and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Courses Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0133825868 / 9780133825862 Method and Practice in Biological Anthropology: A Workbook and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Courses

Essentials of Physical Anthropology

Discovering Our Origins

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393938661

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

View: 2484

The big picture of physical anthropology.

The Omnivorous Mind

our evolving relationship with food

Author: John S. Allen

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674064739

Category: Science

Page: 266

View: 4987

In this gustatory tour of human history, Allen suggests that the everyday activity of eating offers deep insights into our cultural and biological heritage. Beginning with the diets of our earliest ancestors, he explores eating’s role in our evolving brain before considering our contemporary dinner plates and the preoccupations of foodies.

Exploring Biological Anthropology Student Workbook and Onekey Guide

The Essentials

Author: Craig Stanford,John S. Allen,Susan C. Anton,Corey S. Pressman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132321402

Category:

Page: 240

View: 4677

This innovative workbook contains an introduction to, and exercises for, the OneKey material that accompanies Exploring Biological Anthropology. The introductory material outlines the content and utility of OneKey and offers some useful hints for navigating the OneKey site. The chapter-by-chapter section of the workbook includes chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms quizzes, and Research Navigator essay questions. In addition, students are provides with exercises and activities for every animation and interactive feature found in OneKey.

Our Origins

Discovering Physical Anthropology, Third Edition

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393921433

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 3421

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.

The Seeds of Speech

Language Origin and Evolution

Author: Jean Aitchison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521785716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 3036

In this study of language as a communication system, the author explores why it evolved and how it developed. She likens the search to a vast prehistoric jigsaw puzzle, and explains why language is so strange, outlining recent theories about its origin and discussing possible paths of evolution.

Building Bones: Bone Formation and Development in Anthropology

Author: Christopher J. Percival,Joan T. Richtsmeier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107122783

Category: Science

Page: 332

View: 4550

Bone is the tissue most frequently recovered archaeologically and is the material most commonly studied by biological anthropologists, who are interested in how skeletons change shape during growth and across evolutionary time. This volume brings together a range of contemporary studies of bone growth and development to highlight how cross-disciplinary research and new methods can enhance our anthropological understanding of skeletal variation. The novel use of imaging techniques from developmental biology, advanced sequencing methods from genetics, and perspectives from evolutionary developmental biology improve our ability to understand the bases of modern human and primate variation. Animal models can also be used to provide a broad biological perspective to the systematic study of humans. This volume is a testament to the drive of anthropologists to understand biological and evolutionary processes that underlie changes in bone morphology and illustrates the continued value of incorporating multiple perspectives within anthropological inquiry.

Anthropology For Dummies

Author: Cameron M. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470507691

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

View: 1471

Covers the latest competing theories in the field Get a handle on the fundamentals of biological and culturalanthropology When did the first civilizations arise? How many human languagesexist? The answers are found in anthropology - and this friendlyguide explains its concepts in clear detail. You'll see howanthropology developed as a science, what it tells us about ourancestors, and how it can help with some of the hot-button issuesour world is facing today. Discover: How anthropologists learn about the past Humanity's earliest activities, from migration tocivilization Why our language differs from other animal communication How to find a career in anthropology

Trends in Biological Anthropology 2

Author: Malin Holst,Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Trends in Biological Anthropology

ISBN: 9781785706202

Category:

Page: 112

View: 8185

Combined papers from two conferences of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology held in 2014 and 2015. Papers look at many aspects of the archaeological application of the study of human bone, DNA and related areas including comparative faunal evidence.

Essentials of Physical Anthropology

Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113371093X

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 5222

Best-selling ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition, presents a concise and authoritative introduction to physical anthropology with the goal of helping students understand why it is important to know about human evolution by showing how humans are biologically connected to all other life. These biological connections link our species with our ancient ancestors, our contemporary primate cousins, and show how closely modern human populations are related to each other. The text has been reframed to emphasize this theme of biological connections as well as the connections between chapters in the material presented. This new framework will better help students grasp the big picture of human evolution and better navigate the material. Supported by new chapter opening Learning Objectives, new visual diagrams (see Chapter One)and other summation pedagogy such as What's Important boxes that put key chapter concepts into perspective for students, this text continues to help students master basic biological principles of physical anthropology and so be able to better understand human origins and our place in the biological world. Altogether, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition integrates coverage of the latest finds with relevant technologies to be the most up-to-date text available. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.