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Anthropology For Dummies

Wiley, J,
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Covers the latest competing theories in the field
Get a handle on the fundamentals of biological and culturalanthropology
When did the first civilizations arise? How many human languagesexist? The answers are found in anthropology - and this friendlyguide explains its concepts in clear detail. You'll see howanthropology developed as a science, what it tells us about ourancestors, and how it can help with some of the hot-button issuesour world is facing today.
Discover:
* How anthropologists learn about the past
* Humanity's earliest activities, from migration tocivilization
* Why our language differs from other animal communication
* How to find a career in anthropology

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Titel: Anthropology For Dummies
Autoren/Herausgeber: Cameron M. Smith, Evan T. Davies
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780470430927

Seitenzahl: 360
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Cameron M. Smith's fascination with humanity wassparked on a 1984 trip to Mexico's Maya ruins; by 1987, hewas a student of both Harvard University's early humanarchaeology field school at Kenya's Leakey research stationand the University of London's Institute of Archaeology.He then went to Durham University in northern England for a JointHonours BA in Anthropology & Archaeology, followed by an MA inAnthropology at Portland State University (in Portland, Oregon) anda PhD from Canada's Simon Fraser University.
Since 2002, Dr. Smith has taught a wide variety of courses as anAdjunct Associate Professor at Portland State University'sDepartment of Anthropology; he has also taught at Washington StateUniversity and Linfield College.
Dr. Smith's scientific works have been published in journalssuch as the American Journal of Physical Anthropology andthe Journal of Field Archaeology and books published byInternational Monographs in Prehistory and Oxford's BritishArchaeology Reports. His research has been supported by theNational Endowment for the Humanities and the National ScienceFoundation-funded Barrow Arctic Science Consortium.
Reaching out from the academic world, Dr. Smith has writtenpopular-science articles for Scientific American MIND,Archaeology, Playboy, Spaceflight,Skeptical Inquirer, South American Explorer, TheNext Step, Cultural Survival Quarterly, The Bulletinof Primitive Technology, and other magazines. AnthropologyFor Dummies is Dr. Smith's second book. His first,written with Charles Sullivan, was The Top Ten Myths AboutEvolution (Prometheus, 2006).
Evan T. Davies received his BA from Cornell Universitywhere he began his studies in anthropology. He earned a PhD incultural anthropology from Rice University, and has conductedfieldwork throughout Europe, the South Pacific, and in manylocations throughout sub-Saharan Africa. His doctoral dissertationreported on the land use patterns of the BaAka foragers of thecentral African rainforests whose subsistence and huntingstrategies he studied while living with them through the seasons.He has recently become involved with the protection ofarchaeological sites in Iraq.

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