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ANT333 Human Origins II: The Genus Homo

This guide brings together resources and research strategies for the study of the evolutionary history of our own genus, Homo, using the fossil and archaeological record, with a focus on the unique biological and behavioural characteristics of modern huma

Peer-reviewed Books and Handbooks

Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

Entries cover evidence and methods used to investigate the relationships among the living great apes, evidence about what makes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence about the evolutionary history of that distinctiveness.

A Companion to Biological Anthropology

Presents coverage of the many recent innovations and discoveries that are transforming the subject

Modern Origins

Brings together new research into the archaeology, human paleontology, chronology, and environmental context of modern human origins in North Africa

Handbook of Paleoanthropology

Covers the full extent of current knowledge in paleoanthropology, encompassing a vast range of techniques drawn from geology, evolutionary biology, and archaeology.

Primate Origins: Adaptations and Evolution

Provides a novel focus on adaptive explanations for cranial and postcranial features and functional complexes, socioecological systems, life history patterns, etc. in early primates.

Companion to Paleopathology

Overview of the field of paleopathology, integrating theoretical and methodological approaches to understand biological and disease processes throughout human history.

Evaluating Evidence in Biological Anthropology

Critical perspective to the current state of the field, exploring theory and practice in paleoanthropology, bioarchaeology, and ecology.

Biological Anthropology and Human Evolutionary Biology

Processes in Human Evolution

A completely revised understanding of human evolution, due to the recent advances in genetics, palaeontology, ecology, archaeology, geography, and climate science.

Rethinking Human Evolution

Contributors from a range of disciplines consider the disconnect between human evolutionary studies and the rest of evolutionary biology.

Human Evolutionary Biology

Selection of topics in human evolution, variation and adaptability for professionals in biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, medical sciences and psychology.

Human Variation

Updated to include the issues and controversies facing the contemporary study of diversity.

Human Biological Diversity

Textbook designed to cover the key contemporary topics in the study of human variation and human biology within the field of physical anthropology.

Human Paleobiology

Human Paleobiology provides a unifying framework for the study of human populations, both past and present, to a range of changing environments.

The Primate Origins of Human Nature

The Primate Origins of Human Nature blends several elements from evolutionary biology as applied to primate behavioral ecology and primate psychology, classical physical anthropology and evolutionary psychology of humans. It strives to define the human species relative to our living and extinct relatives, and thus highlights uniquely derived human features.

What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee

Presents molecular anthropology--a synthesis of the holistic approach of anthropology with the reductive approach of molecular genetics--as a way of improving our understanding of the science of human evolution.