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Essentials of Physical Anthropology Discovering Our Origins, 2nd Edition

The big picture of physical anthropology.

Essentials of Physical Anthropology, Second Edition, uses smart pedagogy and engaging visual tools to help students focus on the most important themes of physical anthropology.

About the Author

Clark Spencer Larsen heads the Department of Anthropology at The Ohio State University, Columbus. A native of Nebraska, he received his B.A. from Kansas State University and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Clark’s research is in bioarcheology, skeletal biology, and paleoanthropology. He has worked in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Northern Illinois University, Purdue University, and the University of North Carolina. Since 2001, he has been a member of the faculty at Ohio State, where he is a Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He teaches introductory physical anthropology, osteology, bioarcheology, and paleoanthropology. Clark has served as president of the American Associations of Physical Anthropologists and as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. In addition to Our Origins, he has authored or edited 25 books and monographs, including Bioarcheology: Interpreting Behavior from the Human Skeleton, Skeletons in Our Closet, Advances in Dental Anthropology, and A Companion to Biological Anthropology.

The information is formatted in an unintimidatingly accessible introduction to the subject of anthropology. This book is amicable in a commitment to creating a knowledge basis on this subject, whether as an enrolled student, or as an autodidact (self-taught).

A very thorough look into the field of Physical Anthropology. Was an excellent study tool during my college course in Physical Anthropology.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 355 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Second Edition edition (September 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393919382
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393919387
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 9 x 0.8 inches

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