A Companion to Biological Anthropology
February 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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List of Tables.
Notes on Contributors.
Part I History.
1 History of Biological Anthropology (Michael A. Little and Robert W. Sussman).
Part II The Present and the Living.
2 Evolution: What It Means and How We Know (Kenneth M. Weiss and Anne V. Buchanan).
3 Systematics, Taxonomy, and Phylogenetics: Ordering Life, Past and Present (Bernard A. Wood).
4 The Study of Human Population Genetics (John H. Relethford).
5 Human Molecular Genetics: The DNA Revolution and Variation (Dennis H. O'Rourke).
6 Deconstructing Race: Racial Thinking, Geographic Variation, and Implications for Biological Anthropology (Rachel Caspari).
7 Growth, Development, Senescence, and Aging: A Life History Perspective (Douglas E. Crews and Barry Bogin).
8 Climate-Related Morphological Variation and Physiological Adaptations in Homo sapiens (Gary D. James).
9 Emerging Themes in Anthropology and Epidemiology: Geographic Spread, Evolving Pathogens, and Syndemics (Lisa Sattenspiel and D. Ann Herring).
10 Demographic Estimation: Indirect Techniques for Anthropological Populations (Timothy B. Gage).
11 Nutrition, Health, and Function (Darna L. Dufour).
12 Ongoing Evolution in Humans (Lorena Madrigal and Jessica Willoughby).
13 Primates Defined (W. Scott McGraw).
14 Primate Behavior and Sociality (Karen B. Strier).
15 Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Speech (Dean Falk).
Part III The Past and the Dead.
16 Primate Origins: The Early Cenozoic Fossil Record (Gregg F. Gunnell and Mary T. Silcox).
17 Catarrhine Cousins: The Origin and Evolution of Monkeys and Apes of the Old World (David R. Begun).
18 The Earliest Hominins (Scott W. Simpson).
19 Origins, Evolution, and Dispersal of Early Members of the Genus Homo (G. Philip Rightmire).
20 Species, Populations, and Assimilation in Later Human Evolution (Fred H. Smith).
21 Bioarchaeology: Health, Lifestyle, and Society in Recent Human Evolution (Clark Spencer Larsen and Phillip L. Walker).
22 Paleopathology: A Contemporary Perspective (Jane E. Buikstra).
23 Issues in Forensic Anthropology (Douglas H. Ubelaker).
24 Paleogenetics: Ancient DNA in Anthropology (Frederika A. Kaestle).
Part IV The Living and the Dead.
25 Diet Reconstruction and Ecology Using Stable Isotope Ratios (Margaret J. Schoeninger).
26 Current Concepts in Bone Biology (James H. Gosman and Samuel D. Stout).
27 'Growing Planes': Incremental Growth Layers in the Dental Enamel of Human Ancestors (Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg).
28 Understanding Skull Function from a Mechanobiological Perspective (David J. Daegling).
29 Tooth Form and Function in Biological Anthropology (Peter S. Ungar and Peter W. Lucas).
30 Locomotor Function across Primates (Including Humans) (Daniel L. Gebo).
Part V Science and Education.
31 Science Education and Physical Anthropology (Martin K. Nickels).