Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density.Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents. 

Fossil Primates

Fossil Primates

Fossil primates

Primates are mammals included in the order Primates, which was defined by Carolus Linneaus in 1758 in order to group lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans. Except for humans, most Primates live in the tropical or subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The Primates have been traditionally subdivided into two main informal groups: prosimians and simians. Members of the first group have traits most like those of the earliest Primates; they include tarsiers, lemurs, galagos, lorises, and aye-ayes (among others). The second group includes the New World and Old World monkeys in addition to the apes and humans.

Primates have a general morphology but exhibit a wide range of characteristics. Many species are sexually dimorphic, with females and males differing in size, ...

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