The text introduces students to anthropological inquiry, and examines the major issues and themes in physical anthropological and archaeological investigation. It strongly emphasizes WHAT physical anthropologists and archaeologists do with the information they study. A unique global perspective shows the differences among-and the similarities between-findings throughout the world to make an anthropological point. BASIC CONCEPTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY. 1. Introduction to Anthropology. 2. The Record of the Past. 3. Evolution. II. PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLGY. 4. The Primates. 5. Hominid Evolution. 6. Human Variation. III. ARCHAEOLOGY. 7. Paleolithic Cultures. 8. The Origins of Domestication and Settled Life. 9. The Rise of the State and Complex Society. IV. APPLYING ANTHROPOLOGY. 10. Practicing Anthropology. Glossary. References. Photo Credits. Index.
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