Essentials of Physical Anthropology

Essentials of Physical Anthropology

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This mainstream, four-color physical anthropology text is the best selling text in the brief physical anthropology market. The text presents a balanced, thorough introduction to the field of physical anthropology that also reflects the current state of the field. The heredity and evolution chapters (Chapters 1-5) have been expanded and updated to reflect the tremendous advances of molecular biology in all phases of physical anthropology, and the hominid evolution chapters (Chapters 8-11) have been reorganized and reinterpreted to reflect current academic thought springing from recent major finds. To make the text more accessible, the Sixth Edition includes many new visuals that, together with the many charts, helpful tables, multimedia, and engaging writing style, will bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's student. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Part One contains general information necessary to get started, and answers questions about security, the type of anthropology material ... In addition, key word search terms are provided for students to find articles related to the following topics: cultural anthropology, ... Students will learn about the common laboratory methods used to study genetic variation and evolution in molecular anthropology.

Title:Essentials of Physical Anthropology
Author:Robert Jurmain, Lynn Kilgore, Wenda Trevathan
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2005-04-06


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