Craig Stanford's Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind
Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind combines comprehensive coverage of the foundations of the field with modern innovations and discoveries, helping students understand and get excited about, the discipline. Because the authors conduct Research
in three of the main areas of biological Anthropology
the human fossil record (Susan Anton), primate behaviour and Ecology
(Craig Stanford) and human Biology
and the brain (John Allen) they offer a specialist approach that engages students and gives them everything they need to master the subject. The Fourth edition continues to present traditional physical Anthropology
within a modern Darwinian framework and includes coverage of Contemporary
discoveries to highlight the ever-increasing body of knowledge in biological anthropology.
1) Introduction Learning Objectives at the start of each chapter provide a road map for students to flesh out the outline of important concepts and key ideas.
2) Addition of Insights and Advances Boxes
in each chapter which expand on text material or call attention to current Events
connected to the subject, to emerging debates or sometimes just to fascinating side stories.
3) Increase in the number of Innovations feature which provide an intense visual presentation of new, burgeoning areas of Research
in this field.
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 Behaviour
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 Neanderthals
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 Behaviour
17 Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology.