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Paperback Human Antiquity: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology Book

ISBN: 0073041963

ISBN13: 9780073041964

Human Antiquity: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

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Where did we come from? To answer this question, anthropologists reconstruct the human past and study the human present from both biological and cultural perspectives. "Human Antiquity" offers an... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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An ideal text for classroom curriculums

Now in a revised and updated fourth edition, Human Antiquity: An Introduction To Physical Anthropology And Archaeology continues to be an ideal text for classroom curriculums. Absorbing, straightforward explanations of human origins and evolution are presented beginning with an innovative opening chapter surveying creation myths and comparing the methods and purposes of science with those of belief systems. Also included in this outstanding text are an overview of evolution, and offers up-to-date information on such controversial issues as the Human Genome project, scientific creationism, the "collapse" of civilization, and more. With this new edition is a section on the contribution of genetics to questions of the geographic source of Native Americans, a major revision and update on the archaeology of Catalhoyuk, the Indus Valley, and the Olmec, early hominid diets, new finds from Dmanisis, Georgia, and Bose in southern China, stone tools from West Turkana, and much, much more. Human Antiquity is reader friendly and an ideal text for the non-specialist general reader seeking to become introductorily acquainted with the latest developments in both physical anthropology and archaeology.

This book was a great introductory book with great pictures

I used this for an introductory Anthropology/Archaeology course and found it easy to understand and very informative. The vocabulary was easy to find and learn and the by using the index it was possible to find subjects easily. I really liked using this book. It also had great picutres.
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