Principles of Human Evolution presents an in-depth
introduction to paleoanthropology and the study of human evolution.
Focusing on the fundamentals of evolutionary theory and how these apply
to ecological, molecular genetic, paleontological and archeological
approaches to important questions in the field, this timely textbook
will help students gain a perspective on human evolution in the context
of modern biological thinking.
The second edition of this
successful text features the addition of Robert Foley, a leading
researcher in Human Evolutionary Studies, to the writing team. Strong
emphasis on evolutionary theory, ecology and behavior and scores of new
examples reflect the latest evolutionary theories and recent
archaeological finds. More than a simple update, the new edition is
organized by issue rather than chronology, integrating behavior,
adaptation and anatomy. A new design and new figure references make
this edition more accessible for students and instructors.