Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind, 4th edition

  • Craig Stanford
  • John S. Allen
  • John S. Allen
  • Susan C. Anton

Overview

Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind combines comprehensive coverage of the foundations of the field with modern innovations and discoveries. The authors offer an engaging, specialist approach that gives you everything you need to master the subject.

Table of contents

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

Published by Pearson (May 4th 2016) - Copyright © 2017