Exploring Biological Anthropology: The Essentials

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For one semester/quarter courses in introductory biological anthropology  or physical anthropology, courses.

 

Over the past twenty years, this field has rapidly evolved from the study of physical anthropology into biological anthropology, incorporating the evolutionary biology of humankind based on information from the fossil record and the human skeleton, genetics of individuals and of populations, our primate relatives, human adaptation, and human behavior. 

 

Exploring Biological Anthropology is a core concepts version of the successful text, Biological Anthropology. It provides students with a strong foundation in biological anthropology without some of the extended examples found in the original text.  Exploring Biological Anthropology offers concise coverage of core material, while maintaining thorough coverage of traditionally important topics.

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Craig Stanford is a professor of anthropology and biological sciences at the University of Southern California, where he also directs the Jane Goodall Research Center and chairs the Department of Anthropology. He has conducted field research on primate behavior in south Asia, Latin America, and East Africa. He is well known for his long-term studies of meat-eating among wild chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania, and of the relationship between mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the Impenetrable Forest of Uganda. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 scientific publications. Craig has received USC’s highest teaching awards for his introductory Biological Anthropology course. In addition, he has published seven books on primate behavior and human origins, including Significant Others (2001) and Upright (2003). He and his wife, Erin Moore, a cultural anthropologist at USC, live in South Pasadena, California, and have three children.

 

John Allen is a research scientist and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Previously, he was a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, for several years. His primary research interests are the evolution of the human brain and behavior, and behavioral disease. He also has research experience in molecular genetics, nutritional anthropology, and the history of anthropology. He has conducted fieldwork in Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Palau. He has received university awards for teaching introductory courses in biological anthropology both as a graduate student instructor at the University of California and as a faculty member at the University of Auckland. John and his wife, Stephanie Sheffield, have two sons, Reid and Perry (the Berry).

 

Susan Antón is an associate professor in the Center for the Study of Human Origins, Department of Anthropology at New York University, where she also directs the M.A. program in Human Skeletal Biology. Her field research concerns the evolution of genus Homo in Indonesia and human impact on island ecosystems in the South Pacific. She is best known for her work on H. erectus and dispersal. She is joint editor of the Journal of Human Evolution. She received awards for teaching as a graduate student instructor at the University of California and was Teacher of the Year at the University of Florida. She has been twice elected to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Susan and her husband, Carl Swisher, a geochronologist, raise Anatolian shepherd dogs.

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