Higher Education

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

  • John Kappelman University of Texas, Austin
  • ISBN-10: 049500992X  |  ISBN-13: 9780495009924
  • 4 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 2000, 2000
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $165.25

About

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).

Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • 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.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Archaeology, 6th + Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology CD-ROM, Version 4.0

ISBN-10: 1133399975  | ISBN-13: 9781133399971

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This Bundle Includes:

  • Archaeology
    List Price = $158.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.75
  • Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology CD-ROM, Version 4.0
    List Price = $219.95  | CengageBrain Price = $219.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $165.25


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  • Essentials of Physical Anthropology
    List Price = $206.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $155.25
  • Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology CD-ROM, Version 4.0
    List Price = $219.95  | CengageBrain Price = $219.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $165.25


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ISBN-10:  111122773X  | ISBN-13:  9781111227739

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  • Technical Communication
    List Price = $179.95  | CengageBrain Price = $179.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.00
  • Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology CD-ROM, Version 4.0
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Bundle: Cengage Advantage Books: Understanding Humans: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, 10th + Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology CD-ROM, Version 4.0

ISBN-10:  1111027544  | ISBN-13:  9781111027544

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  • Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology CD-ROM, Version 4.0
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Bundle: Introduction to Physical Anthropology 2011-2012 Edition, 13th + Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology CD-ROM, Version 4.0

ISBN-10:  1133074103 | ISBN-13:  9781133074106

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  • Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology CD-ROM, Version 4.0
    List Price = $219.95  | CengageBrain Price = $219.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $165.25


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Virtual Lab for Physical Anthropology Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495096105 | ISBN-13: 9780495096108)

The new edition of this full color, interactive pass code protected, web-based product provides students with a hands-on computer component for completing lab assignments at school or at home. Through the use of video clips, 3-D animations, sound, and digital images, students can actively participate in 12 labs as part of their physical anthropology and archaeology course. The labs and assignments teach students how to formulate and test hypotheses with exercises that include how to measure, plot, interpret, and evaluate a variety of data drawn from osteological, behavioral, and fossil materials. Also available in a CD-ROM format.

List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.00

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0495009938 | ISBN-13: 9780495009931)

Includes Instructor materials such as PowerPoint slides, suggestions for use in class, assignments, and classroom presentation.

Student Supplements

Virtual Lab for Physical Anthropology Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495096105 | ISBN-13: 9780495096108)

This full color, interactive online product provides students with a hands-on computer component for completing lab assignments at school or at home. Through the use of video clips, 3-D animations, sound, and digital images, students can actively participate in 12 labs as part of their physical anthropology and archaeology course. The labs and assignments teach students how to formulate and test hypotheses with exercises that include how to measure, plot, interpret, and evaluate a variety of data drawn from osteological, behavioral, and fossil materials. VIRTUAL LABORATORIES can function as the sole laboratory component in the course, or it can be used to supplement more traditional hands-on teaching by providing a wider range of materials than available in the typical college laboratory. The student can study and review the materials time and again throughout the semester. Access to this online product is available packaged at a discount with a new Wadsworth text upon request or it can be purchased online as a standalone item.

List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.00

Virtual Lab for Physical Anthropology Printed ACcess Card  (ISBN-10: 1111864462 | ISBN-13: 9781111864460)

List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John Kappelman

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.