Biological Anthropology (9)

Scholarly works in biological or physical anthropology.

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Anthropology of Race Anthropology of Race Edited by John Hartigan What do we know about race today? After years of debate and inquiry by anthropologists, the question remains fraught with emotion and the answer remains complicated and uncertain. Anthropology of Race confronts the challenge of formulating an effective rejoinder to new arguments and new data about race, and attempts to address the intense desire to understand race and why it matters. 2013
Biology, Brains, and Behavior Biology, Brains, & Behavior Edited by Sue Taylor Parker, Jonas Langer, and Michael L. McKinney An exciting new cross-disciplinary field of biocultural research is emerging at the start of the twenty-first century: developmental evolutionary biology. 2000
Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death Edited by Aubrey Baadsgaard, Alexis T. Boutin, and Jane E. Buikstra Taking cues from current theoretical perspectives and capitalizing on the strengths of new and sophisticated methods of analysis, Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death showcases the vibrancy of bioarchaeological research and its potential for bringing “new life” to the field of mortuary archaeology and the study of human remains. 2012
Costly & Cute Costly and Cute Edited by Wenda R. Trevathan and Karen R. Rosenberg

The authors take a broad look at how human infants are similar to and different from the infants of other species, at how our babies have constrained our evolution over the past six million years, and at how they continue to shape the ways we live today.

The Evolution of Human Life History The Evolution of Human Life History Edited by Kristen Hawkes and Richard R. Paine Human beings may share 98 percent of their genetic makeup with their nonhuman primate cousins, but they have distinctive life histories. When and why did these uniquely human patterns evolve? To answer that question, this volume brings together specialists in hunter-gatherer behavioral ecology and demography, human growth, development, and nutrition, paleodemography, human paleontology, primatology, and the genomics of aging. 2006
The Information Continuum The Information Continuum Barbara J. King The Information Continuum creates a synthetic view of the evolution of communication among primates. King contends that the crucial element in the evolution of information acquisition and transfer is the acquired ability to donate information to others. 1994
Methods and Theories of Anthropological Genetics Methods and Theories of Anthropological Genetics Edited by M. H. Crawford and P. L. Workman This book deals with the methods and theories used to study variation within and among human populations, specifically looking at genetics research conducted in the 1960s and 1970s. It presents empirical support for many modern theories in population genetics and demography. 1973
The Origins of Language The Origins of Language Edited by Barbara J. King In The Origins of Language, ten primatologists and paleoanthropologists conduct a comprehensive examination of the nonhuman primate data, discussing different views of what language is and suggesting how the primatological perspective can be used to fashion more rigorous theories of language origins and evolution. 1999
Why Forage? Why Forage?

Why Forage? shows that hunting and gathering continues to be a viable and vibrant way of life even in the twenty-first century.

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