Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, Fourth Canadian Edition, 4th edition

  • Carol R. Ember
  • Melvin R. Ember
  • Peter N. Peregrine
  • Robert D. Hoppa
  • Kent Fowler

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Designed for the two-field course covering physical anthropology and archaeology, this clearly written, comprehensive and engaging text has risen to become a market leader.  Its balanced coverage of physical anthropology and archaeology helps students understand what humans are and were like, and how they got to be that way.  

The new fourth edition has been updated with all-new Canadian and international research. A visual revitalization has been accomplished with more photos, new Dorling Kindersley maps, and a handy skeleton diagram inside the cover for quick reference. This popular text will bring a unique perspective to the study of physical anthropology.

Table of contents

1 What is Anthropology?

2 Uncovering the Past: Tools and Techniques

3 Reconstructing the Past: Analysis and Interpretation

4 Historical Development of Evolutionary Theory

5 Modern Evolutionary Theory

6 Human Variation

7 The Living Primates

8 Primate Evolution: From Early Primates to Hominoids

9 Early Hominins

10 Homo Erectus and Archaic Homo Sapiens

11 Modern Homo Sapiens

12 Origins of Food Production and Settled Life

13 Origins of Cities and States

14 Applied Anthropology: Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

Published by Pearson Canada (March 9th 2017) - Copyright © 2018