Our Origins

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393921433
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The Third Edition of this best-selling text now includes an update to the evolutionary primate taxonomy and even more tools to help students grasp the major concepts in physical anthropology—including new, photorealistic art.

A Companion To Dental Anthropology

Author: Joel D. Irish
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118845439
Size: 39.71 MB
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Companion to Dental Anthropology presents a collection of original readings addressing all aspects and sub-disciplines of the field of dental anthropology—from its origins and evolution through to the latest scientific research. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of all sub-disciplines of dental anthropology available today Features individual chapters written by experts in their specific area of dental research Includes authors who also present results from their research through case studies or voiced opinions about their work Offers extensive coverage of topics relating to dental evolution, morphometric variation, and pathology

The Emergence Of Religion In Human Evolution

Author: Margaret Boone Rappaport
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000760553
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Religious capacity is a highly elaborate, neurocognitive human trait that has a solid evolutionary foundation. This book uses a multidisciplinary approach to describe millions of years of biological innovations that eventually give rise to the modern trait and its varied expression in humanity’s many religions. The authors present a scientific model and a central thesis that the brain organs, networks, and capacities that allowed humans to survive physically also gave our species the ability to create theologies, find sustenance in religious practice, and use religion to support the social group. Yet, the trait of religious capacity remains non-obligatory, like reading and mathematics. The individual can choose not to use it. The approach relies on research findings in nine disciplines, including the work of countless neuroscientists, paleoneurologists, archaeologists, cognitive scientists, and psychologists. This is a cutting-edge examination of the evolutionary origins of humanity’s interaction with the supernatural. It will be of keen interest to academics working in Religious Studies, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, and Psychology.

Evaluating Evidence In Biological Anthropology

Author: Cathy Willermet
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108476848
Size: 72.45 MB
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A critical assessment of how evidence in biological anthropology is discovered, collected and interpreted.

Anthropology

Author: William A. Haviland
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
ISBN: 9780155067554
Size: 29.33 MB
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Far and away the market-leading text, HavilandAEs ANTHROPOLOGY, 9/e is the standard in the field. It offers a straightforward and thorough presentation of the principles and processes of anthropology, both physical and cultural, including ethnology, linguistics, and prehistoric archaeology. By integrating research and ideas from several schools of thought, it reflects current scholarship and remains the most engaging text available due to its lively, accessible writing style and vivid illustrations."

Introducing Anthropology

Author: Michael Alan Park
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780072549232
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This concise introduction to anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique, integrated biocultural framework.