Evolution in an Anthropological View

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2000 - Science - 407 pages
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With characteristic intelligence, wit, and a willingness to challenge conventional wisdom, C. Loring Brace brings together 35 years of work into a monumental statement on evolutionary anthropology. An advocate of integrated, four-field anthropology, Brace begins by asking: Which anthropological data can benefit from an evolutionary perspective, and which cannot? Succeeding chapters present path-breaking research on Darwinism, race, cladistics, phylogeny, Neanderthals, dentition, craniometry, fossil evidence, and cultural ecology that raise provocative questions for the entire discipline. Reworked and updated into an accessible whole, the chapters weave analyses of scientific data, intellectual history, and anthropological theory with both grace and rigor. Evolution in an Anthropological View will stand as a milestone of twentieth century anthropology, and essential reading for all anthropologists, and their students.
  

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Contents

The Intellectual Standing of Charles Darwin and the Legacy of the Scottish Enlightenment in Biological Thought 1997
27
The Fate of the Classic Neanderthals A Consideration of Hominid Catastrophism 1964
57
Tales of the Phylogenetic Woods The Evolution and Significance of Phylogenetic Trees 1981
101
Punctuationism Cladistics and the Legacy of Medieval Neoplatonism 1988
127
Structural Reduction in Evolution 1963
153
What Big Teeth You Had Grandma Human Tooth Size Past and Present 1991
165
CroMagnon and QafzaVive la Difference 1996
199
Deriving the Quick from the Dead BioCultural Interaction and the Mechanism of Mosaic Evolution in the Emergence of Modern Morphology
215
The Roots of the Race Concept in American Physical Anthropology 1982
231
Reflections on the Face of Japan A Multivariate Craniofacial and Odontometric Perspective 1989
249
A FourLetter Word Called Race 1996
283
The Cultural Ecological Niche
323
References Cited
375
Index
393
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