Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology

In The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology, author Jon Marks presents an innovative framework for thinking about the major issues in the field with fourteen original essays designed to correlate to the core chapters in standard textbooks Each chapter draws on and complements but does not reconstitute except for the sake of clarity the major data and idIn The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology, author Jon Marks presents an innovative framework for thinking about the major issues in the field with fourteen original essays designed to correlate to the core chapters in standard textbooks Each chapter draws on and complements but does not reconstitute except for the sake of clarity the major data and ideas presented in standard texts Marks explores such topics as how we make sense of data about our origins, where our modern ideas comes from, our inability to separate natural facts from cultural facts and values as we try to understand ourselves, and the social and political aspects of science as a culturally situated mental activity.Features Offers clear, intelligent, and completely original discussions injected with a sense of humor that will keep students reading Addresses core topics in a way that does not simply mirror what is in the basic textbooks but offers a new spin, thereby fostering critical thinking Complements traditional textbooks in biological anthropology and explores connections between biological and general anthropology Provides expert integration of topics, coherent narratives, and salient examples Utilizes theme statements at the start of each chapter that introduce the breadth of information covered and engage students in the material
Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology In The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology author Jon Marks presents an innovative framework for thinking about the major issues in the field with fourteen original essays designed to

  • Title: Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • Author: Jonathan Marks
  • ISBN: 9780195157031
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Anthropology as we are all aware of, is the study of humans, biologically and mentally. The questions that we must ask is, who eyes are we viewing humans from? Should we trust ALL information from textbooks? In Jonathan Marks’ “Biological Anthropology” (2011) he “brilliantly” pieces together the origin of anthropology as well as a timeline of studies from well-known scientists, physicists, philosophers, and astronomers. Going back into time using my mind’s eye and the physical eyes t [...]

    2. " 'The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology' by Jonathan Marks was required reading last semester as a companion to the formal textbook for my class in - you guessed it! - biological anthropology. Marks does a great job of breaking down all the core concepts without losing anything vital to a basic understanding of the field: he covers a brief introduction into what anthropology is; discusses theories of evolution; genetics and heredity; non-human primates; early hominids; and mor [...]

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