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  • A Scientific Theory of Culture and Other Essaysby Bronislaw Malinowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Published, posthumously, this volume is both a summing up and a reformulation of Malinowski's functional theory of culture. more...

  • Thin on the Groundby Steven E. Churchill

    Wiley 2014; US$ 154.95 US$ 134.29

    Thin on the Ground: Neandertal Biology, Archeology and Ecology  synthesizes the current knowledge about our sister species the Neandertals, combining data from a variety of disciplines to reach a cohesive theory behind Neandertal low population densities and relatively low rate of technological innovation. The book highlights... more...

  • The Australopithecine Faceby Yoel Rak

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Australopithecine Face provides an introduction to the interpretation of the facial skeleton of Australopithecus, a part of the anatomy well represented in the African collections. This book presents important morphological differences between the early hominid taxa and interprets them in a biochemical, functional, evolutionary framework. Organized... more...

  • Wiley-Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolutionby Bernard Wood

    Wiley 2015; US$ 149.95 US$ 129.96

    Not so long ago, all a student studying human evolution needed was a familiarity with the relatively sparse fossil record and what limited information there was about the context of the sites, a basic knowledge of gross anatomy and archeology, and an understanding of simple analytical methods. Times have changed. The fossil record has grown exponentially,... more...

  • Before The Dawnby Nicholas Wade

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2011; US$ 11.99

    When did language emerge? How did our ancestors break out of Africa and defeat the more physically powerful Neanderthals? How did human nature change in the 35,000 years between the emergence of fully modern humans and the first settlements? In the last three years a flood of new scientific findings driven by revelations discovered in the human genome... more...

  • Until Darwin, Science, Human Variety and the Origins of Raceby B Ricardo Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This work fills a gap in recent studies on the history of race and science. Focusing on both the classification systems of human variety and the development of science as the arbiter of truth, Brown looks at the rise of the emerging sciences of life and society ? biology and sociology ? as well as the debate surrounding slavery and abolition. more...

  • Forensic Anthropology Training Manualby Karen Ramey Burns

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 93.95

    Provides basic information on successfully collecting, processing, analyzing, and describing skeletal human remains. Forensic Anthropology Training Manual serves as a practical reference tool and a framework for training in forensic anthropology. The first chapter informs judges, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and international workers... more...

  • Embodied Progressby Sarah Franklin

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    New reproductive technologies, such as in vitrio fertilization, have been the subject of intense public discussion and debate worldwide. In addition to difficult ethical, moral, personal and political questions, new technologies of assisted conception also raise novel socio-cultural dilemmas. How are parenthood, kinship and procreation being redefined... more...

  • New Horizons in Medical Anthropologyby Margaret Lock; Mark Nichter

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95

    New Horizons in Medical Anthropology is a festschrift in honor of Charles Leslie whose influential career helped shape this subfield of anthropology. This collection of cutting-edge essays explores medical innovation and medical pluralism at the turn of the 21st century. The book accomplishes two things: it reflects recent research by medical anthropologists... more...

  • Patterns of Growth and Development in the Genus Homoby J. L. Thompson; G. E. Krovitz; A. J. Nelson

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 54.00 US$ 44.28

    This book focuses on species within the genus Homo to investigate the evolutionary origins of characteristic human patterns. more...