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by Robert J. Braidwood - Chicago Natural History Museum , 1959
The men who lived in prehistoric times left us no history books, but they did unintentionally leave a record of their presence and their way of life. This record is studied and interpreted by different kinds of scientists ...
Guts and Brains: An Integrative Approach to the Hominin Record
by Wil Roebroeks (ed.) - Leiden University Press , 2007
The book discusses the relationship between brain size and diet, diet and social organization, and large brains and the human sexual division of labour. This volume provides an entry into understanding the development of our own species.
The Maya Indians of Southern Yucatan and Northern British Honduras
by Thomas W.F. Gann - Washington, Govt. print. off. , 1918
The southern and eastern parts of Yucatan, from Tuluum in the north to the Rio Hondo in the south, are occupied by two tribes of Maya Indians, the Santa Cruz and Icaiche or Chichanha. The number of Santa Cruz was estimated in 1895 at about 8,000.
Understanding Climate's Influence on Human Evolution
- National Academies Press , 2010
The hominin fossil record documents a history of evolutionary events that have ultimately shaped and defined humans. This book explores the opportunities of using scientific research to improve our understanding of how climate shaped our species.
New Directions in Dental Anthropology
by G. Townsend, E. Kanazawa, H. Takayama (eds) - University of Adelaide Press , 2012
The aim was to emphasize some new strategies offered by dental anthropology to elucidate the historical lineage of human groups and also to reconstruct environmental factors that have acted on the teeth by analyzing dental morphological features.
Building Bridges in Anthropology: Understanding, Acting, Teaching, and Theorizing
by Robert Shanafelt (ed.) - Newfound Press , 2012
In anthropology there are bridges worthy of discussion in a variety of ways. Interconnections are to be found not only within the discipline, among the various types of anthropologies, but also between the anthropological professional and others.
The Human Race
by Louis Figuier - D. Appleton & co. , 1872
The different races which originate in one species, the primitive type having been modified by the operation of climate, food, intermixture and local customs, differ to a marvellous extent, in their outward appearance, colour and physiognomy ...
by Frank Hamel - Frederick A. Stokes , 1915
From the abundant records and traditions dealing with the curious belief that certain men and women can transform themselves into animals I have collected a number of instances and examples which throw fresh light on the subject.
Anthropology and the Bushman
by Alan Barnard - Berg Publishers , 2007
The book covers early travelers and settlers, classic nineteenth and twentieth-century ethnographers, North American and Japanese ecological traditions, the approaches of African ethnographers, and recent work on advocacy and social development.
by Elliott O'Donnell - ManyBooks , 1912
Contents: what is a werewolf; werewolf metamorphosis compared with other branches of lycanthropy; spirits of werewolves; how to become a werewolf; werewolves and exorcism; werewolf in the British Isles, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Spain ...
- Wikibooks , 2011
Anthropology is the holistic and scientific study of humanity. Cultural Anthropology focuses on the study of contemporary human cultures, their beliefs, myths, values, practices, technologies, economies and other domains of social organization.
Probing Human Origins
by Morris Goodman, et al. - American Academy of Arts and Sciences , 2002
The evolutionary origins of humans involved molecular-genetic, organismal-phenotypic, and social changes that increased adaptability to environmental changes. This volume explores different facets of the complex holistic process of human origins.
Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context
by Steven J. Dick, Mark L. Lupisella - NASA , 2010
Integrating concepts from philosophical, anthropological, and astrobiological disciplines, the book begins to explore the interdisciplinary questions of cosmic evolution. Authors have diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more.
An Introduction to Anthropology
by E.O. James - MacMillan , 1919
The progress of scientific research in the department of prehistoric archaeology has been such that there seems to be room for a small volume setting forth the results arrived at by archaeologists in terms that can be understood by ordinary readers.
The Passing of the Aborigines
by Daisy Bates - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
Bates devoted her life to studying Aboriginal life, history, culture, rites, beliefs and customs. Living in small settlements from Western Australia to the edges of the Nullarbor Plain, she researched and wrote millions of words on the subject.
by Maria Montessori - Frederick A. Stokes company , 1913
Contents: Modern tendencies of anthropology and their relation to pedagogy; Certain principles of general biology; Craniology; Thorax; Pelvis; Limbs; Skin and pigments; Technical part; Statistical methodology; Biographic history of the pupil; etc.
The Story of the British Race
by John Munro - D. Appleton and Company , 1899
The book brings the important views of modern anthropologists before the general public in familiar language. It will tend to destroy some errors regarding the origin and pedigree of the nation which have infected life and literature for ages.
The Secret Museum of Mankind
- Manhattan House , 1935
Cannibals. Fakirs. Crime and punishment. Rituals. Slaves, cults and customs. Warriors and weapons. Equestrians and equilibrists. Musicians and mendicants. Dance, dress, undress and body modification. Structures, conveyances, beasts.
Rwanda: A Fascinating Story of Man and Gorilla
by Edwin S. Munger - Thompson-Shore Inc , 1995
The theme of this novella is the narrowing distance between humans and our close cousins that has taken place since the 1920s. This is a story about a remarkable man in the Mountains of the Moon, writen by a world-recognized authority on Africa.
Introduction to Paleoanthropology
- Wikibooks , 2006
Paleoanthropology is a subdiscipline of anthropology. The book covers an introduction to paleoanthropology, early hominid fossils, early hominid behavior, hominids in oldowan, acheulean, middle paleolithic, upper paleolithic, and more.
The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions
by Carveth Read - University Press , 1920
In its first part the book explains a hypothesis that the human race has descended from some ape-like stock by a series of changes which began and, until recently, were maintained by the practice of hunting in pack for animal food.
by Lewis Henry Morgan - University of Arizona Press , 1985
The author studied the American Indian way of life and collected an enormous amount of factual material on the history of primitive-communal society. He describes how savages, advancing by definite steps, attained the higher condition of barbarism.
Indians Before Columbus
by P. S. Quimby, G. I. Collier, D. Martin - University of Chicago Press , 1955
A book written for students taking introductory anthropology courses and for the interested layman, not a reference book for anthropologists. The authors wrote an interesting story of the Indians by piecing together the bits of available information.
Reminiscences of Scottish life and character
by Edward Bannerman Ramsay - Chicago : McClurg & Co , 1908
This book is a very thorough account of stories from different areas of Scotland, including the various dialects, the regional words and pronunciations. The text is illustrated with beautiful full color copies of paintings.