Exploring Physical Anthropology: A Lab Manual and Workbook (3rd Edition)


Download Exploring Physical Anthropology: A Lab Manual and Workbook (3rd Edition) written by Suzanne E. Walker-Pacheco in PDF format. This book is under the category Anthropology and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 161731403X/9781617314032. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.

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Exploring Physical Anthropology; 3rd Edition; (PDF) is a complete; full-color lab manual aimed for an introductory laboratory course in physical anthropology. It can also serve as a complementary workbook for a lecture class; mainly in the absence of a laboratory offering.

This laboratory manual allows a hands-on approach to learning about the evolutionary processes that resulted in humans through the use of various examples and exercises. It provides a solid grounding in the chief areas of an introductory physical anthropology lab course: genetics; evolutionary forces; forensic anthropology; human osteology; comparative/functional skeletal anatomy; paleoanthropology; primate behavior and modern human biological variation.

Features of Exploring Physical Anthropology: A Lab Manual and Workbook 3e:

  • Objectives clearly express what students are expected to know by the end of the chapter
  • Clearly-written; numbered procedures help students successfully complete every exercise
  • Materials lists are given to ensure students have what they need prior to beginning the lab
  • Sufficient space is provided in the datasheets for students to sketch and record their answers to questions.
  • Background information offers context for the material covered in the chapter and assists students to apply what they learn
  • Have you ever wondered represent the kinds of questions that nonspecialists typically ask about each topic (answers are given during the course of the chapter)
  • Check your understanding questions are given for students to complete prior to beginning the lab exercises to help make sure they understand the lab material
  • Broad use of full-color art and photography provides students with brilliant visual references as they work through the exercises (of specific benefit when access to a complete set of specimens is not available)
  • The hands-on activities are designed to show the concepts offered in the readings (exercises allow students to experience physical anthropology through use of the similar methods used by researchers; with a focus on the scientific method while; apart from fossil and skeletal specimens; few laboratory supplies are needed)

NOTE: The product includes the ebook; Exploring Physical Anthropology; 3rd Edition in PDF. No access codes are included.

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Suzanne E. Walker-Pacheco


Morton Publishing Company; 3rd Edition




464 pages







Table of contents

Table of contents :
1. Physical anthropology: science and evolution —
2. Cells and DNA —
3. Chromosomes and cell division —
4. Inheritance —
5. Forces of evolution —
6. The bones within us —
7. Forensic anthropology —
8. Modern human biological variation —
9. Biological classification and the order primates —
10. The living primates —
11. The anatomy-behavior link: dietary and locomotor adaptations —
12. Investigating the past: fossil primates —
13. Early members of the human line —
14. The genus Homo.

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