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. 

Primate Behavior Studies

Primate Behavior Studies

Primate behavior studies

Our species’ existence is an enigma that intrigues both scientists and the average human. The reason that we are even able to scratch the surface about this complex question is due to our ability to think critically, maintain culture, and articulate in a manner that has allowed other humans to understand. Humans are able to achieve success based on the ability to express their thoughts in written language, making use of semiotic systems. Scholars for the past 2 centuries have laid the bedrock of knowledge about our close biological and behavioral ties to the primates of this world. This evidence has provided the scientific community and the average human being an understanding of primate behavior as well as the opportunity ...

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