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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Overview

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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Contributors

Contributors

  • H. James Birx

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Dedication.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Chronology.
Conversion Chart.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editor.
Editorial Board.
Advisory Board.
Contributors.
Acknowledgments.
Foreword.
Introduction.
1: Aborigines.
2: Aborigines.
3: Acheulean Culture.
4: Acropolis.
5: Action Anthropology.
6: Adaptation, Biological.
7: Adaptation, Cultural.
8: Aesthetic Appreciation.
9: Affirmative Action.
10: Africa, Socialist Schools in.
11: African American Thought.
12: African Americans.
13: African Thinkers.
14: Aggression.
15: Ape Aggression.
16: Agricultural Revolution.
17: Agriculture, Intensive.
18: Agriculture, Origins of.
19: Agriculture, Slash-and-Burn.
20: Alchemy.
21: Aleuts.
22: ALFRED.
23: Algonquians.
24: Alienation.
25: Alienation.
26: Altamira Cave.
27: Altruism.
28: Amazonia.
29: Amish.
30: Anasazi.
31: Ancestor Worship.
32: Angkor Wat.
33: Animals.
34: Animatism.
35: Animism.
36: Anthropic Principle.
37: Anthropocentrism.
38: Anthropology and Business.
39: Anthropology and Epistemology.
40: Anthropology and the Third World.
41: Anthropology of Men.
42: Anthropology of Religion.
43: Anthropology of Women.
44: Anthropology, Careers in.
45: Anthropology, Characteristics of.
46: Anthropology, Clinical.
47: Anthropology, Cultural.
48: Anthropology, Economic.
49: Anthropology, History of.
50: Future of Anthropology.
51: Anthropology, Humanistic.
52: Anthropology, Philosophical.
53: Anthropology, Practicing.
54: Anthropology, Social.
55: Anthropology and Sociology.
56: Social Anthropology.
57: Anthropology, Subdivisions of.
58: Anthropology, Theory in.
59: Anthropology, Visual.
60: Visual Anthropology.
61: Anthropometry.
62: Anthropomorphism.
63: Aotearoa (New Zealand).
64: Ape Biogeography.
65: Ape Cognition.
66: Ape Language.
67: Ape Communication.
68: Ape Intelligence.
69: Apes, Fossil.
70: Apes, Greater.
71: Apes, Lesser.
72: Apollonian.
73: Aquatic Ape Hypothesis.
74: Aquinas, Thomas (1225–1274).
75: Arboreal Hypothesis.
76: Archaeology.
77: Archaeology and Gender Studies.
78: Archaeology, Biblical.
79: Archaeology, Environmental.
80: Archaeology, Maritime.
81: Archaeology, Medieval.
82: Archaeology, Salvage.
83: Architectural Anthropology.
84: Arctic.
85: Ardrey, Robert (1908–1980).
86: Argentina.
87: Aristotle (384–322 BC).
88: Arsuaga, J. L. (1954–).
89: Art, Universals in.
90: Artificial Intelligence.
91: Artificial Intelligence.
92: Asante.
93: Asimilation.
94: Atapuerca.
95: Athabascan.
96: Auel, Jean Marie (1936–).
97: Aurignacian Culture.
98: Australia.
99: Australia.
100: Australian Aborigines.
101: Australopithecines.
102: Axes, hand.
103: Aymara.
104: Aztec Agriculture.
105: Baboons.
106: Baboons.
107: Babylon.
108: Bakhtin, Mikhail (1895–1975).
109: Balkans.
110: Baluchistan.
111: Bates, Daniel G..
112: Banyang Medicine Man.
113: Becker, Gary S. (1930–).
114: Behavior, Collective.
115: Benedict, Ruth (1887–1948).
116: Benedict, Ruth.
117: Berdache.
118: Bergson, Henri (1859–1941).
119: Bermúdez de Castro, José María (1952–).
120: Big Bang Theory.
121: Binford, Lewis Roberts (1930–).
122: Bingham, Hiram (1875–1956).
123: Bioethics and Anthropology.
124: Biogeography.
125: Bioinformatics.
126: Biological Anthropology.
127: Bass, William.
128: Forensic Anthropology.
129: Manhein, Mary Huffman.
130: Biological Anthropology and Neo-Darwinism.
131: Biomedicine.
132: Biometrics.
133: Bipedal Locomotion.
134: Origin of Bipedality.
135: Black, Davidson (1884–1934).
136: Blombos Cave.
137: Blood Groups.
138: Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich (1752–1840).
139: Boas, Franz (1858–1942).
140: Boas, Franz.
141: Bonobos.
142: Bonobos in Captivity.
143: Kanzi.
144: Boucher de Perthes, Jacques (1788–1868).
145: Bourdieu, Pierre (1930–2002).
146: Brace, C. Loring (1930–).
147: Brachiation.
148: Braidwood, Robert John (1907–2003).
149: Brain, Evolution of Primate.
150: Brain, Human.
151: Brain, Primate.
152: Brazil.
153: Breuil, Henri (1877–1961).
154: Bride Price.
155: Briggs, Jean L. (1929–).
156: Bruno, Giordano (1548–1600).
157: Buber, Martin (1878–1965).
158: Buddhism.
159: Buechel, Eugene (1874–1954).
160: Bunzel, Ruth Leah (1898–1990).
161: Burial Mounds.