Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind, Page 2

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006 - Social Science - 604 pages

For undergraduate introductory physical anthropology, biological anthropology or human origins courses.

The only book that integrates the foundations and the most current innovations in the field from the ground up.

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 . Stanford combines the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of the foundations of the field with the modern innovations and discoveries.

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