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Overview

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.

Diane L. France, Colorado State University

Diane L. France received her Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Colorado and was certified in forensic anthropology in 1989 by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (ABFA). She is currently on the board of directors of the ABFA and also a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. France is the director of the Laboratory for Human Identification at Colorado State University and is the president of NecroSearch, International, a volunteer multidisciplinary team dedicated to helping law enforcement search for clandestine graves and recovering evidence (including human remains) from those crime scenes. Dr. France is well-known from her casting business and as a board-certified forensic anthropologist.
  • This edition now features an Introduction which explains in some detail the 'Scientific method and critical thinking' as well as more explanatory information in each chapter.
  • Also new in this edition is a 'Click It!' website icon and directive that will be integrated in the body of the text as marginalia, directing students to the book's companion website for interactive exercises and more visual examples of material being discussed.
  • More human Osteology, more on human evolution, and more sample problems using real data are also included.
  • The genetics chapter (formerly one big chapter) has been split into two chapters to reflect basic cellular or Mendelian genetics (Chapter One) and the application of genetics to population and heredity (Chapter Two); both of these chapters include more sample problems and step-by-step instructions.
  • Some material has been moved around and the TOC re-organized to flow more consistently with the way the introductory course is generally taught, while it places less emphasis on one big section of forensic anthropology by integrating some of this material as examples throughout the text.
  • Exercises at the end of each chapter allow instructors to assess student comprehension.
  • Provides up-to-date laboratory materials and exercises in a clear and accessible format.
  • The manual and workbook emphasizes important scientific concepts that can sometimes be difficult for students to understand. Tangible descriptions and exercises help students understanding of human osteology, forensic anthropology, anthropometry, primates, human evolution, and genetics.
  • Margin definitions and a glossary provide students with key terms for understanding concepts and an overall review of the material in the chapters.
  • Helpful hints in the margin aid in student understanding of complex material.
Preface.
Introduction to Science and Critical Thinking.
1. Cellular Genetics.
2. Population Genetics and Heredity.
3. Human Osteology.
4. Growth and Development.
5. Biological Classification.
6. Comparison of the Skeletons of Quadrupeds, Bipeds, and Brachiators.
7. Comparing the Living Primates.
8. Observation of Living Primate Behavior and Morphology.
9. Early Evolution of Primates in the Paleocene, Eocene, and Oligocene.
10. Miocene Primate Evolution.
11. The Early Hominins.
12. The Genus Homo.
13. Anthropometry, Nonmetric Traits, and Dermatoglyphics.
14. Abnormalities in the Skeleton: Pathology, Anomalies, and Intentional Modification.
15. Human Skeletal Variation and Forensic Anthropology.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.

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  • ISBN-10: 0495810851
  • ISBN-13: 9780495810858
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $120.25
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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781133043669
The Instructor's Manual offers a rich selection of materials to assist you in preparing for class, including test questions correlated to the text.

Online PowerPoint®

ISBN: 9781133601296

ExamView®

ISBN: 9781285172903

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!