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Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind #2020

Biological Anthropology The Natural History of Humankind Biological anthropology incorporates the evolutionary biology of humankind The discipline takes for its subjects the fossil record the human skeleton the genetics of individuals and of populations

  • Title: Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind
  • Author: Craig B. Stanford John S. Allen Susan C. Anton
  • ISBN: 9780136011606
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind By Craig B. Stanford John S. Allen Susan C. Anton, Biological anthropology incorporates the evolutionary biology of humankind The discipline takes for its subjects the fossil record, the human skeleton, the genetics of individuals and of populations, our primate relatives, human adaptation and human behaviour This textbook guides students through the field.

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    1. The authors clarify at the outset that biological anthropology, sometimes called physical anthropology, studies humans as biological organisms considered in an evolutionary framework I presume the switch to biological anthropology from physical anthropology reflects a movement away from evolution of physical structure to a inclusive view that incorporates evolutionary theory as it pertains to behavior Though somewhat challenging, the authors provide a lay friendly description on those genetic f [...]

    2. A good starting point for anyone interested in or studying Biological Anthropology It summarises a great number of subfields like forensic anthropology, primatology, palaeoanthropology, etc and gives you a taster of what s out there It s by no means comprehensive nor does it intend to be and it can occasionally give you a headache I do however still find myself referring back to it when I need a refresher in something I don t deal with daily and the comprehensive set of references within the boo [...]

    3. After going through this textbook twice this summer I decided to add it to my reading list It s a disappointing book, especially considering the research caliber of the authors and I even have the 2009 second edition The text is a bit loopy and the pictures figures are often irrelevant I will not choose this textbook the next time I teach an Intro to Biological Anthropology class.

    4. This was for a class on Human Evolution There were parts of it that were drier then coprolites, but over all the text was very well written and offered a large amount of information with plenty of diagrams, pictures and links to other resources.

    5. The colored diagrams helped with the reading, but sometimes it was a little overwhelming It was an okay textbook first ever for me in the anthropology department.

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