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Lab Manual and Workbook for Physical Anthropology 8th Edition

Diane L. France

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  • ISBN-10: 1337486248
  • ISBN-13: 9781337486248
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  • ISBN-10: 1305259041
  • ISBN-13: 9781305259041
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Diane France's LAB MANUAL AND WORKBOOK FOR PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 8th Edition, balances the study of genetics, human osteology, human growth and development, primate morphology and behavior, anthropometry, pathology and anomalies, human variation and fore

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.
  • New tables have been provided in each evolution chapter to provide a summary of the species, locations and dates of fossils discussed in the chapters. This will make it easier for the student and instructor to follow the trends in evolution.
  • This edition incorporates current advances in human evolution and genetics, including controversial topics such as genetically modified organisms, gene modification in humans, and the discovery of Neanderthal genetic material in some modern human populati
  • Tangible descriptions and exercises help students understanding of human osteology, forensic anthropology, anthropometry, primates, human evolution, and genetics.
  • The many photographs and illustrations make using this book easier than other books that have few illustrations and wordy descriptions. This book provides up-to-date laboratory materials and exercises in a clear and accessible format.
  • When discussing important scientific concepts, it is vital to unfold the elements of those concepts in a clear and stepwise fashion. This book does that.
  • Marginal definitions and a thorough glossary provide students with key terms for understanding concepts and an overall review of the material in the chapters. Helpful hints about complex material are also provided in the margins.
  • Exercises and discussion points at the end of each chapter allow instructors to assess student comprehension and allow students to provide input about interesting and controversial topics. They challenge the student to use logic and science. This also all

Lab Manual and Workbook for Physical Anthropology


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.

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