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A Companion to Biological Anthropology

A Companion to Biological Anthropology

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A fully revised and forward-looking new edition of the bestselling companion text to the field of biological anthropology

Few scientific fields are developing as rapidly as biological anthropology, the study of humans as an organism, our anatomy and behavior, and our evolutionary relationships with our hominin and primate relatives. Advances in genetic and ancient and modern DNA research, behavioral anthropology, nutrition science, and more have contributed to enormous growth in a subject area that is reshaping our understanding of what makes us human.

This fully revised second edition of A Companion to Biological Anthropology offers a comprehensive overview of the modern field of biological anthropology, exploring current issues, controversies, and future directions within the field. Authoritative yet accessible, the companion comprises 36 fully up-to-date articles by worldwide leading authorities in biological anthropology, including revised versions of all but one of the articles from the first edition, as well as six brand-new articles, and many new contributing authors

Building on the success of the first edition, the volume provides a foundational reference work for scholars and students alike. Readers of A Companion to Biological Anthropology, Second Edition will also find:

  • New chapters on the leading topics in the exploration of the biological and evolutionary elements of the study of human development
  • A text edited by a leading scholar in the field with contributions from both established scholars and newly rising stars in the field
  • Articles on new and emerging subfields such as epidemiology and novel infectious disease, global inequalities, genomics, race and human variation, global population growth, the fossil record of primates and humans, and more

A Companion to Biological Anthropology is an essential guide for researchers and advanced students in biological anthropology, as well as students and researchers in related fields such as geosciences, ancient and modern disease, bone biology, biogeochemistry, behavioral ecology, forensic anthropology, systematics and taxonomy, nutritional anthropology, paleogenetics, and much more.

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 03/20/2023
Pages: 672
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 3.01lbs
Size: 10.00h x 7.00w x 1.44d
ISBN: 9781119828044

About the Author

CLARK SPENCER LARSEN is Distinguished University Professor at Ohio State University, USA. He is the founding editor of the book series Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past and has served as president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Over the course of his career, he has authored and edited more than 35 books and monographs, including Bioarchaeology: Interpreting Behavior from the Human Skeleton, Second Edition (2015) and Our Origins: Discovering Biological Anthropology, Fifth Edition (2020), and was the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

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