Synopses & Reviews
Now in full color, Diane France's lab manual balances the study of human osteology, forensic anthropology, anthropometry, primates, human evolution, and genetics with a new chapter on growth and development, more material on disease and more on the anomalies of the human skeleton caused by disease and mechanical stress. Redundant and complex exercises have been pulled and the art program has been greatly enhanced with color images that include scales and orientation information. Exercises now contain thumbnail images of the related images for easy reference. In addition to providing hands-on lab assignments that help students apply physical anthropology perspectives and techniques to real situations, the Lab Manual provides a wealth of solid information and photographs that support the identification and observation problems that help make the concepts of physical anthropology easier to understand. This edition has been thoroughly reviewed, error-checked, revised and updated for complete accuracy and more balanced coverage of topic material. Diane France brings full color visuals, a new chapter on Growth and Development, a unique chapter on Forensic Anthropology and an online Instructor's Manual that includes answers to the exercises contained in the lab manual, to make this manual even easier to integrate into your course.
'Master the concepts of physical anthropology with LAB MANUAL AND WORKBOOK FOR PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY! With hands-on lab assignments that help you apply physical anthropology perspectives and techniques to real situations, this lab manual help you understand difficult topics such as human osteology, forensic anthropology, anthropometry, primates, human evolution, and genetics. Margin definitions, key terms, helpful hints, exercises, and an index emphasize important topics and make studying easy.'
About the Author
Diane France received her Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Colorado and was certified in forensic anthropology in 1989 by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology; she is currently on the board of directors and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. France is the director of the Laboratory for Human Identification at Colorado State University and is the president of NecroSearch, International, a multidisciplinary team dedicated to helping law enforcement search for clandestine graves and recovering evidence (including bodies) from those crime scenes. She is active in the federal disaster mortuary team, DMORT, and has responded to numerous mass fatality incidents. She is also a member of the Colorado Body Identification Team. Dr. France is well-known from her fossil casting business and as a board-certified forensic anthropologist.
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction to Science and Critical Thinking. 1. Cellular Genetics. 2. Population Genetics and Heredity. 3. Human Osteology. 4. Growth and Development. 5. Biological Classification. 6. Comparison of the Skeletons of Quadrupeds, Bipeds, and Brachiators. 7. Comparing the Living Primates. 8. Observation of Living Primate Behavior and Morphology. 9. Early Evolution of Primates in the Paleocene, Eocene, and Oligocene. 10. Miocene Primate Evolution. 11. The Early Hominins. 12. The Genus Homo. 13. Anthropometry, Nonmetric Traits, and Dermatoglyphics. 14. Abnormalities in the Skeleton: Pathology, Anomalies, and Intentional Modification. 15. Human Skeletal Variation and Forensic Anthropology. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.