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Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology CD-ROM, Version 4.0 4th Edition

John Kappelman

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2003, 2000, 2000
  • 4 Pages

Overview

Through the use of video segments, interactive exercises, quizzes, 3-D animations, sound, and digital images, students can actively participate in 12 labs on their terms—at home, in the library, or at any time! Recent fossil discoveries are included, as well as exercises in behavior and archaeology, and critical-thinking and problem-solving activities. When you order Virtual Laboratories on the web-based CengageNOW platform, a powerful course management component allows you to reorder the labs, move content within the labs, utilize the pre-lab and post-lab tests for each lab, and track how much time students spend on each lab. Virtual Laboratories includes Web links, outstanding fossil images, exercises, a notebook feature, and a post-lab self-quiz. Virtual Laboratories is also available on CD (with a portion of the features and functionality of the online version).

John Kappelman, University of Texas, Austin

Dr. John Kappelman (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1987) is a professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He is interested in the evolutionary history of primates and especially hominoid evolution and hominid origins. He currently directs an ongoing field project in the latest Oligocene and Pleistocene of northwestern Ethiopia and participates in field projects in Turkey and Indonesia. He is also the principal investigator for web-based comparative human and primate osteology (www.eSkeletons.org) and forensics (www.eForensics.info), and also the PI on a project for developing customizable multimedia exam delivery software, The Virtual Exams Project. His research interests include paleoecology, functional morphology, stratigraphy, paleomagnetism, and computer imaging.
  • New material includes updated fossil discoveries from the past two years, new exercises in behavior and archaeology, updated and expanded citations and references.
  • Also available as part of the iLrn course management platform that allows instructors to assign and track grades online. By using the iLRN online version, instructors can shuffle the labs in the order they prefer so it best matches the way they teach the course. They can also assign only certain labs or particular sections of labs that they find applicable to their course.
  • Student responses are graded and included in the iLrn gradebook making it easy for instructors to assign and grade.
  • CD-ROM delivery remains available for those instructors who do not desire the course management functions. Students can email and/or print their quizzes and tests and hand them in manually for grading.
  • Videos and animations make the labs highly interactive for students, bringing concepts to life.
  • "Self-Quizzes" are included in each laboratory. Students can go back and review the information and retest as needed. Instructors using the iLrn platform will have the ability to track student progress online.
  • The labs and glossary include audio so students can hear exactly how to say each word.
  • A "Notebook" feature is available in each of the 12 labs so that the student can take notes that can later be printed out. "Questions for Further Thought" are presented within the "Notebook" for each Lab. Students using the CD-Rom and/or the iLrn platform can save their notes and answers to their hard drive and/or print them out for review.
  • Student using the iLrn platform can submit assignments via the website. These assignments will be graded immediately and recorded in the instructor gradebook. For those students using a CD-ROM, assignments can be printed out as a hard copy or emailed to the instructor.
  • Hot spots in every lab (words highlighted in red) call up a descriptive dialogue box or diagrams and images that allow the student to explore a particular subject in greater depth.
  • Each self-contained laboratory unit contains a variety of "sub-modules" or exercises, which provide students with a high level of interactivity. Students accumulate knowledge as they work through the various exercises. Each exercise builds on knowledge gained from working through a previous sub-module in the lab until students are able to answer the "virtual lab exercise" presented.
  • Students are encouraged to think critically; learn how to gather, plot, interpret, and evaluate data; observe behavior; synthesize their findings; test hypotheses; and solve problems.
Lab 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE PRIMATES.
Section I. The Discipline of Anthropology.
Section II. Primate Classifications.
Section III. Primate Distribution and Habitats.
Section IV. Primate Biology.
Section V. Self Quiz and Conclusion.
Lab 2. GENETICS AND EVOLUTION OF HUMAN POPULATION.
Section I. Evolution and Natural Selection.
Section II. Genetic Basis of Inheritance.
Section III. Population Genetics.
Experiment 1. Sickle-Cell Allele Frequency.
Experiment 2. Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance.
Investigation 3. Skin Color and Adaptation.
Lab 3. PRIMATE FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY.
Introduction. Levers and Limbs.
Section I. Anatomical Terms.
Section II. Lever Systems.
Section III. Scientific Method.
Section IV. Lab Exercise.
Lab 4. PRIMATES IN MOTION.
Section I. Introduction.
Section II. Primate Locomotion.
Section III. Lab Exercises.
Lab 5. PRIMATE DIETS AND FEEDING BEHAVIORS.
Section I. Introduction: Diets and Feeding Behaviors.
Section II. Food Resources.
Section III. Mechanics of Mastication.
Section IV. Lab Exercise.
Lab 6: PRIMATE BEHAVIOR: THE ETHOGRAM.
Section I. Introduction.
Section II. Ethnology as Science.
Section III. What is an Ethogram?
Section IV. Baboon and Vervet Behavior.
Section V. Lab Exercises.
Section VI. Self Quiz and Conclusion.
Lab 7. PRIMATE EVOLUTION.
Section I. Introduction.
Section II. Geological Record.
Section III. Phylogeny.
Section IV. Fossil Primates.
Section V. Lab Exercises.
Lab 8. THE AUSTRALOPITHECINES.
Section I. Introduction.
Section II. Species Gallery.
Section III. Lab Exercise.
Lab 9. THE EVOLUTION OF BIPEDALISM.
Section I. Introduction.
Section II. Pelvis and Hip Joint.
Section III. Vertebral Column.
Section IV. Hominid Femur.
Section V. Foot.
Section VI. Lab Exercise.
Lab 10. FOSSIL HOMINIDS OF THE GENUS HOMO.
Section I. Introduction.
Section II. Species Gallery.
Section III. Cranial Adaptations.
Section IV. Postcranial Adaptations.
Section V. Lab Exercises.
Lab 11. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORD.
Section I. Introduction.
Section II. The Behavior of Tool Use.
Section III. The Earliest Record of Tool Use.
Section IV. Scavenging Carcasses.
Section V. Hominids and the Archaeological Record.
Section VI. Lab Exercise.
Lab 12. THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF MODERN HUMANS.
Section I. Introduction.
Section II. Fossil Humans.
Section III. Origin and Evolution.
Section IV. Lab Exercise.

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Lab Manual and Workbook for Physical Anthropology

ISBN: 9780495810858
Now in full color, Diane France's lab manual balances the study of human osteology, forensic anthropology, anthropometry, primates, human evolution, and genetics with a new chapter on growth & development, more material on disease and more on the anomalies of the human skeleton caused by disease and mechanical stress. Redundant and complex exercises have been pulled and the art program has been greatly enhanced with color images that include scales and orientation information. Exercises now contain thumbnail images of the related images for easy reference. In addition to providing hands-on lab assignments that help students apply physical anthropology perspectives and techniques to real situations, the Lab Manual provides a wealth of solid information and photographs that support the identification and observation problems that help make the concepts of physical anthropology easier to understand. This edition has been thoroughly reviewed, error-checked, revised and updated for complete accuracy and more balanced coverage of topic material. Diane France brings full color visuals, a new chapter on Growth & Development, a unique chapter on Forensic Anthropology and an online Instructor's Manual that includes answers to the exercises contained in the lab manual, to make this manual even easier to integrate into your course.

Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology CD-ROM, Version 4.0

ISBN: 9780495009924
Through the use of video segments, interactive exercises, quizzes, 3-D animations, sound, and digital images, students can actively participate in 12 labs on their terms—at home, in the library, or at any time! Recent fossil discoveries are included, as well as exercises in behavior and archaeology, and critical-thinking and problem-solving activities. When you order Virtual Laboratories on the web-based CengageNOW platform, a powerful course management component allows you to reorder the labs, move content within the labs, utilize the pre-lab and post-lab tests for each lab, and track how much time students spend on each lab. Virtual Laboratories includes Web links, outstanding fossil images, exercises, a notebook feature, and a post-lab self-quiz. Virtual Laboratories is also available on CD (with a portion of the features and functionality of the online version).

FOR STUDENTS

Lab Manual and Workbook for Physical Anthropology

ISBN: 9780495810858
Master the concepts of physical anthropology with LAB MANUAL AND WORKBOOK FOR PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY! With hands-on lab assignments that help you apply physical anthropology perspectives and techniques to real situations, this lab manual help you understand difficult topics such as human osteology, forensic anthropology, anthropometry, primates, human evolution, and genetics. Margin definitions, key terms, helpful hints, exercises, and an index emphasize important topics and make studying easy.

Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology CD-ROM, Version 4.0

ISBN: 9780495009924
Ever wish you could just do your lab work from home? Now you can. With VIRTUAL LABORATORIES FOR PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY CD-ROM you can do all 12 labs from your room. You'll use video clips, 3-D animation, and data from the latest fossil finds to test your hypotheses or discover new research directions. You can even take notes in the program, and then print them out when it's test time. With in-depth information, interactive labs, and test-prep all included, this is the best lab program available. Log on and start doing anthropology from home today!