For the one-term physical or biological anthropology course taught at the freshman/sophomore level in anthropology and/or biology departments at two-and four-year schools. Its brief coverage of all of the key concepts taught in this course allows professors to more easily assign supplementary materials. This new essentials version of Boaz/Almquist, Biological Anthropology, is strongly evolutionary in perspective in the belief that evolution is the only unifying theory that can clearly explain the existing array of biological and cultural data. Students learn the basics of anthropological theory and human genetics before covering the topics of vertebrate evolution, primate evolution and social behavior, human evolution and behavior, and human variation and adaptation.
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