Encyclopedia of Anthropology, 1st Edition

  • Editor: H. James Birx
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412925452
  • ISBN-13: 9781412925457
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2373 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released May 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006
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This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1000 entries that focuses on topics in physical/ biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by 300 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished universities, institutes and museums in the world. Special attention is given to: hominid evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, cross-cultural studies, social theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.

Originally published in print format in 2005.

This groundbreaking Encyclopedia will be a must-have reference work for any library with collections in anthropology, as well as the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. It will provide students, educators, and a wide array of interested readers with a greater understanding of and deeper appreciation for those facts, concepts, methods, hypotheses, and perspectives that make up modern anthropology and related disciplines.

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  • H. James Birx