Hawks Human Evolution

ISBN 13: 9780205360901

Human Evolution

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Human Evolution is a comprehensive, balanced, and contemporary introduction to evolutionary theory, genetic methods, and predictive models, and their applications to burning questions about the evolution of our species. Unlike other human evolution texts, Hawks provides a balanced discussion of the latest debates within human evolution, clarifying for students the various perspectives. These debates include multiregionalism vs. the African replacement model (monogenesis), language origins, sexual selection and behavioral evolution, the transition to modern humans, and the use of predictive evolutionary models. Hawks also offers superior coverage of genetics, anatomy and the fossil record, and archaeology

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The Most Contemporary Telling of the Story of Human Evolution

Human Evolution, by John Hawks, is a comprehensive, balanced, and contemporary introduction to evolutionary theory, genetic methods, and predictive models, and their applications to burning questions about the evolution of our species.

Highlights:

  • Integrates thorough coverage of molecular and human population genetics and their most current interpretations and applications to the story of human evolution.
  • Helps students understand the connections between the different areas of evidence.
  • Provides a balanced discussion of the latest debates within human evolution, clarifying for students the various perspectives that continue to influence these debates.
  • Emphasizes anatomy and the fossil record, with chapter lab features on primate and human anatomy, nine chapters on fossil hominids, and extensive line drawings and pictures.
  • Integrates archaeology throughout the text to illustrate how ancient behavior can help us understand the story of human evolution.

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