Mystery Fossil: Physical Anthropology Laboratory Exercises, Version 4.0

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A perfect supplement to any biological anthropology course, this dual platform (Windows and Apple) CD-ROM simulates a physical anthropology laboratory experience and teaches students to think like paleoanthropologists. The CD contains descriptions and full color images of 6 unknown (or "mystery") fossils, 18 known fossils, and the crania and dentition of a modern chimp and human. There are 14 exercises for students to complete within the program. These exercises lead students through the steps paleoanthropologists use to study fossil hominins, from learning basic anatomy, measurement of skulls, and interpretation of results, to identification of the fossils. Students learn about lumping and splitting species, and the program asks students to determine the species of the unknown fossils and place them on the hominid family tree.

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John Omohundro is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Anthropology at SUNY Potsdam. He has taught introductory cultural anthropology for 32 years, receiving the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1985 and the Honors Professor of the Year Award in 2002. His research interests include ethnic relations, social networks, disaster impacts, and environmental anthropology. He has conducted research in Nevada, San Francisco, the Philippines, Newfoundland, and New York. Among his publications are Careers in Anthropology 2nd Edition (2002), Rough Food: Seasons of Subsistence in Northern Newfoundland (1994), and Chinese Merchant Families of Iloilo: Commerce and Kin in a Central Philippine City (1981).

Bethany Usher is Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology at SUNY Potsdam. She earned her PhD from Penn State University in 2000. She has been teaching introductory and upper division classes in biological anthropology, including Human Origins, Human Osteology, Primates, and Anthropological Genetics, for eight years. She is committed to excellent and creative undergraduate education, and was awarded the SUNY Potsdam President’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising in 2005. Her research interests are in bioarchaeology, anthropological genetics, demography, paleopathology, and osteology; she has conducted research in Virginia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Denmark. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Denmark in 2006. She presents her research frequently at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and Society for American Archaeology national meetings.

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