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Kinship And Human Evolution

Author : Steen Bergendorff
ISBN : 9781498524186
Genre : Social Science
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Kinship and Human Evolution offers an exciting new explanation of how Homo became sapiens or “cultured” beings capable of symbolic thought. This book argues that the key to understanding human evolution and culture lies in kinship-based exchange networks, which were part of an adaptive response to the harsh environment during the last ice age.

How Culture Makes Us Human

Author : Dwight W Read
ISBN : 9781315427232
Genre : Social Science
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What separates modern humans from our primate cousins—are we a mere blink in the march of evolution, or does human culture represent the definitive evolutionary turn? Dwight Read explores the dilemma in this engaging, thought-provoking book, taking readers through an evolutionary odyssey from our primate beginnings through the development of culture and social organization. He assesses the two major trends in this field: one that sees us as a logical culmination of primate evolution, arguing that the rudiments of culture exist in primates and even magpies, and another that views the human transition as so radical that the primate model provides no foundation for understanding human dynamics. Expertly synthesizing a wide body of evidence from the anthropological and life sciences in accessible prose, Read’s book will interest a broad readership from experts to undergraduate students and the general public.

Early Human Kinship

Author : Nicholas J. Allen
ISBN : 9781444338782
Genre : Social Science
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Early Human Kinship brings together original studies from leading figures in the biological sciences, social anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics to provide a major breakthrough in the debate over human evolution and the nature of society. A major new collaboration between specialists across the range of the human sciences including evolutionary biology and psychology; social/cultural anthropology; archaeology and linguistics Provides a ground-breaking set of original studies offering a new perspective on early human history Debates fundamental questions about early human society: Was there a connection between the beginnings of language and the beginnings of organized 'kinship and marriage'? How far did evolutionary selection favor gender and generation as principles for regulating social relations? Sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland in conjunction with the British Academy

Man The Promising Primate

Author : Peter J. Wilson
ISBN : 0300029888
Genre : Science
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Speculates on man's specific evolution into the "promising primate"--a paradoxical combination of endless potential and a vulnerable need to exchange promises and, thus, establish social, familial, and cultural ties

Apes And Human Evolution

Author : Russell H. Tuttle
ISBN : 9780674073166
Genre : Science
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Russell Tuttle synthesizes a vast literature in primate evolution and behavior to explain how apes and humans evolved in relation to one another and why humans became a bipedal, tool-making, culture-inventing species distinct from other hominoids. He refutes the theory that we are sophisticated, instinctively aggressive and destructive killer apes.

New Directions In Anthropological Kinship

Author : Linda Stone, professor emeritus, Washington State University
ISBN : 9780585384245
Genre : Social Science
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Following periods of intense debate and eventual demise, kinship studies is now seeing a revival in anthropology. New Directions in Anthropological Kinship captures these recent trends and explores new avenues of inquiry in this re-emerging subfield. The book comprises contributions from primatology, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. The authors review the history of kinship in anthropology and its theory, and recent research in relation to new directions of anthropological study. Moving beyond the contentious debates of the past, the book covers feminist anthropology on kinship, the expansion of kinship into the areas of new reproductive technologies, recent kinship constructions in EuroAmerican societies, and the role of kinship in state politics.

On Becoming Human

Author : Nancy Makepeace Tanner
ISBN : 0521280281
Genre : Science
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First published in 1981, On Becoming Human presents a unique theory of human origins, an original explanation of how early hominids evolved from their ape-like primate ancestors. Professor Nancy M. Tanner's book integrates the data on chimpanzee behaviour with the available information on early phases of human evolution. The result is a model by which we can more accurately reconstruct the lifeways of the early hominids and better understand the rapid transition from ape to early human. By an innovative use of conventional data and a fresh perspective on traditional anthropological approaches, Professor Tanner, in her first book, has developed a powerful new theory of human origins by which we can understand the actual dynamics of becoming human.

Human Institutions

Author : Jonathan H. Turner
ISBN : 9780585463841
Genre : Social Science
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In his newest book, leading social theorist Jonathan H. Turner offers a creative, richly grounded reinterpretation of social evolution.

Nature Encyclopedia Of The Human Genome Genome Databases Mitochondrial Genome Evolution

Author : Dr. David N. Cooper
ISBN : UOM:39015056925871
Genre : Human genetics
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Explaining Human Diversity

Author : Carles Salazar
ISBN : 9781351127967
Genre : Social Science
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Why are humans so different from each other and what makes the human species so different from all other living organisms? This introductory book provides a concise and accessible account of human diversity, of its causes and the ways in which anthropologists go about trying to make sense of it. Carles Salazar offers students a thoroughly integrated view by bringing together biological and sociocultural anthropology and including perspectives from evolutionary biology and psychology.

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