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Introduction to Physical Anthropology (Media Edition with Basic Genetics for Anthropology CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

Introduction to Physical Anthropology 


  • Robert Jurmain
  • Lynn Kilgore
  • Wenda Trevathan


  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 10 edition (April 21, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0534644228
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.90 pounds


Book Description

This mainstream, full-color physical anthropology text is the best-selling text in the market! While it continues to present a comprehensive, well-balanced introduction to the field of physical anthropology, this is a major revision and the book has shifted emphases in critical areas of biology, including molecular biology and genetics, to reflect the field as it stands today. Now, as a Media Edition, INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY automatically comes with the new BASIC GENETICS CD which responds to growing interest in genetic variation driven by advances in molecular biology enhance. 

About the Author(s)

Robert Jurmain received an A.B. in Anthropology from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from Harvard. He taught at San Jose State University from 1975-2004 and is now a Professor Emeritus. During his teaching career he taught courses in all major branches of physical anthropology including osteology and human evolution, with the greatest concentration in general education teaching for introductory students. His areas of research interest are skeletal biology of humans and non-human primates; paleopathology; and paleoanthropology. In addition to his three textbooks, which together have appeared in 25 editions, he is author of numerous articles in research journals as well as the book, STORIES FROM THE SKELETON: BEHAVIORAL RECONSTRUCTION IN HUMAN OSTEOLOGY (1999, Gordon & Breach Publishers). Lynn Kilgore earned her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and holds an affiliate faculty position at Colorado State University. Her primary research interests are osteology and paleopathology. She has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in human osteology, primate behavior, human heredity and evolution, and general physical anthropology. Her research focuses on developmental defects, disease, and trauma in human and great ape skeletons. Wenda Trevathan is Regents Professor of Anthropology at New Mexico State University, where she has been on the faculty since 1983. She is a biological anthropologist whose research focuses on the evolutionary and biocultural factors underlying human reproduction including childbirth, maternal behavior, sexuality, and menopause. Her primary publications include works on the evolution of childbirth and evolutionary medicine. She teaches courses in physical anthropology, nutritional anthropology, medical anthropology, evolutionary medicine, and anthropology of reproduction.