Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, Third Canadian Edition (3rd Edition)

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9780132053723: Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, Third Canadian Edition (3rd Edition)

Designed for the two-field course covering physical anthropology and archaeology, this clearly written, comprehensive and engaging text has risen to become a market leader.  Its balanced coverage of physical anthropology and archaeology helps students understand what humans are and were like, and how they got to be that way.  The new third edition has been updated with all-new Canadian and international research and a new Anthropology in Action boxed feature highlighting field work done by recent anthropology graduates. A visual revitalization has been accomplished with more photos, new Dorling Kindersley maps, and a handy skeleton diagram inside the cover for quick reference. This popular text will bring a unique perspective to the study of physical anthropology.

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Carol R. Ember started at Antioch College as a chemistry majorm then spent a year in graduate school at Cornell studying sociology before continuing on to Harvard, where she studied anthropology primarily with John and Beatrice Whiting.  From 1970 to 1996, she taught at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She has also served as president of the Society of Cross-Cultural Research and is one of the directors of the Summer Institutes in Comparative Anthropological Research, which are funded by the National Science Foundation. She is now executive director at the Human Relations Area Files, Inc., a non-profit research agency of Yale University.

 

Melvin Ember graduated from Columbia College, then went on to Yale University for his Ph.D.  After four years of research at the National Institute of Mental Health, he taught at Antioch College and then Hunter College of the City University of New York. He has served as president of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research and has been president since 1987 of the Human Relations Area Files, Inc.

 

Peter N. Peregrine came to anthropology after completing an undergraduate degree in English.  He has taught at Juniata College and is currently associate professor and chair of the anthropology department at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He serves as research associate for the HRAF Collection of Archaeology and is co-editor with Melvin Ember of the Encyclopedia of Prehistory.

 

Rob Hoppa received a B.Sc. in physical anthropology from the University of Toronto in 1990.  He received a joint M.Sc. in osteology, palaeopathology, and funerary archaeology from the Universities of Bradford and Sheffield (UK) in 1991, and a Ph.D. in physical anthropology from the Department of Anthropology, McMaster University in 1996.  Dr. Hoppa is currently associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Manitoba and a Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Biology.  He is the recipient of the 2000 University of Manitoba Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research, and two Canada Foundation for Innovation grants for the establishment of the Bioanthropology Digital Image Analysis Laboratory at the University of Manitoba.

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