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Biological Anthropology

Introduction to human evolution, variation, adaptation, primatology, paleoanthroplogy, and related topics.

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Biological Anthropology - Laboratory Activities
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Students will need an assigned text to assist with these activities, identify bone and features, understand the proper use of Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, significance of primate taxonomy, and specific information about various early human forms.

Contents
Lab 1: Identifying Bones I
Lab 2: Identifying Bones II
Lab 3: Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Lab 4: Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium - Class Genealogy
Lab 5 and 6: Primates
Lab 7: Bone Injuries
Lab 8: Early Hominid Cranium Comparison Checklist
Lab 9: Middle Hominid Cranium Comparison Checklist
Lab 10: Recent Hominid Cranium Comparison Checklist

Subject:
Anthropology
Social Science
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Alex A. G. Taub
Date Added:
07/27/2020
Biological Anthropology (Saneda & Field)
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Biological anthropology, also known as physical anthropology, is a scientific discipline concerned with the biological and behavioral aspects of human beings, their related non-human primates and their extinct hominin ancestors. It is a subfield of anthropology that provides a biological perspective to the systematic study of human beings. This textbook explores evolutionary theory, including the core concepts of basic genetics and the modern synthesis of evolution. Students will examine, critically evaluate and explain scientific claims about the origins of humankind and modern human variation as well as biocultural evolution. Students will develop critical thinking and communication skills through the application of essential anthropological approaches, theories, and methods.

Table of Contents:
I: Evolutionary Theory
II: Non-Human Primates
III: Human Evolution

Subject:
Anthropology
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Michelle Field
Tori Saneda
Date Added:
11/30/2020
Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology
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Chapter 1: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Chapter Two: Evolution
Chapter 3: Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics
Chapter 4: Forces of Evolution
Chapter 5: Meet the Living Primates
Chapter 6: Primate Ecology and Behavior
Chapter 7: Understanding the Fossil Context
Chapter 8: Primate Evolution
Chapter 9: Early Hominins
Chapter 10: Early Members of the Genus Homo
Chapter 11: Archaic Homo
Chapter 12: Modern Homo sapiens
Chapter 13: Race and Human Variation
Chapter 14: Human Variation: An Adaptive Significance Approach
Chapter 15: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology
Chapter 16: Contemporary Topics: Human Biology and Health
Appendix A: Osteology
Appendix B: Primate Conservation
Appendix C: Human Behavioral Ecology

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/explorations-an-open-invitation-to-biological-anthropology-shook

Powerpoint slides here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wp4NDnXBiWhhsN-cAXQlIteS8PeOx9pB

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Anthropology
Social Science
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Textbook
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American Anthropological Association
Date Added:
10/04/2019
History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology, Spring 2013
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" This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of life, in both medicine and biology. After grounding our conversation in accounts of natural history and medicine that predate the rise of biology as a discipline, we explore modes of theorizing historical and contemporary bioscience. Drawing on the work of historian William Coleman, we examine the forms, functions, and transformations of biological and medical objects of study. Along the way we treat the history of heredity, molecular biology, race, medicine in the colonies and the metropole, and bioeconomic exchange. We read anthropological literature on old and new forms of biopower, at scales from the molecular to the organismic to the global. The course includes readings from the HASTS Common Exam List. The aim of this seminar is to train students to be participants in scholarly debates in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences about the nature of life, the body, and biomedicine."

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Anthropology
Biology
Natural Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Helmreich, Stefan
Jones, David
Date Added:
01/01/2013
The History of Our Tribe: Hominini
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Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The History of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the people and places involved with their discovery and study. It is designed as a textbook for a course on Human Evolution but can also serve as an introductory text for relevant sections of courses in Biological or General Anthropology or general interest. It is both a comprehensive technical reference for relevant terms, theories, methods, and species and an overview of the people, places, and discoveries that have imbued paleoanthropology with such fascination, romance, and mystery.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/the-history-of-our-tribe-hominini

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Anthropology
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
Barbara Welker
Date Added:
07/10/2017
Introduction to Human Osteology
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This text was designed for use in the human osteology laboratory classroom. Bones are described to aid in identification of skeletonized remains in either an archaeological or forensic anthropology setting. Basic techniques for siding, aging, sexing, and stature estimation are described. Both images of bone and drawings are included which may be used for study purposes outside of the classroom. The text represents work that has been developed over more than 30 years by its various authors and is meant to present students with the basic analytical tools for the study of human osteology.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/introduction-to-human-osteology

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Anatomy/Physiology
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Natural Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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Grand Valley State University
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ScholarWorks@GVSU
Author:
Georg Neumann
Gwyn Madden
Holm Neumann
Kenneth Beals
Roberta Hall
Date Added:
05/14/2012
Introduction to Paleoanthropology
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Introduction to Paleoanthropology covers the various species and subspecies that gave rise to human beings. Paleoanthropology is a subdiscipline of physical anthropology that focuses on the fossil record of humans and non-human primates.

Subject:
Anthropology
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
11/11/2019