Biological Anthropology, Canadian Edition

 
9780136139126: Biological Anthropology, Canadian Edition

Biological Anthropology offers introductory anthropology students up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of the foundations of the field, with a modern biological approach that includes modern innovations and discoveries in fields that have become major areas of research in recent years. This is the only book that integrates the foundations and the most current innovations in the field from the ground up.  As the first Canadian Biological Anthropology text, this book offers significant coverage of the research of Canadian biological anthropologists and affiliated scientists, and includes an entire chapter devoted to human skeletal biology and forensic anthropology, which are taught as part of the Canadian curriculum but not found in American texts.

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Biological Anthropology is an introductory text for the study of physical anthropology.  It provides students with up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of the foundations of the field, with a modern biological approach that includes modern innovations and discoveries.

 

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In a field changing as rapidly as human evolutionary science is today, we feel it is critical for active researchers to produce textbooks that serve the needs of students. In addition to the strong biological orientation of the book, we try to frame questions about humankind in light of our understanding of culture and the ways in which culture interacts with biology to create the template for human nature.

 

This first Canadian edition presents Canadian data and examples (on topics such as cloning, obesity, and DNA fingerprinting) and incorporates the results of research being done by Canadian biological anthropologists and affiliated scientists. In addition, the Canadian edition includes a chapter on human skeletal biology (Chapter 18), a topic not traditionally covered in introductory biological anthropology texts.

 

Craig Stanford

John S. Allen

Susan C. Antón

Nancy C. Lovell

About the Author:

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 authored or coauthored more than 100 scientific publications, and has published seven books on primate behaviour and human origins, including Significant Others (2001) and Upright (2003).

 

John Allen is a research scientist and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. His primary research interests are the evolution of the human brain and behaviour, and behavioural disease. 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.

 

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. She is joint editor of the Journal of Human Evolution, and has received awards for teaching as a graduate student instructor at the University of California.  As well, she was Teacher of the Year at the University of Florida.

 

Nancy Lovell is a professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta. Her research, funded largely by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, concerns the skeletal biology of ancient peoples, particularly how their skeletons reveal aspects of the interrelationships between culture, environment, and health. She teaches a variety of courses in biological anthropology, including the evidence for diseases in antiquity; the excavation and analysis of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites; and mortuary archaeology. She is a two-term former President of the Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology.

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