BOOKS RECEIVED: Martinon-Torres and Rehren, eds., “Archaeology, History and Science: Integrating Approaches to Ancient Materials” (Left Coast Press, 2008)
Using a combination of historical, archaeological, and scientific data is not an uncommon research practice. Rarely found, however, is a more overt critical consideration of how these sources of information relate to each other, or explicit attempts at developing successful… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Deborah Pearsall, “Paleoethnobotany, A Handbook of Procedures, 3rd ed.” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
This new edition of the definitive work on doing paleoethnobotany brings the book up to date by incorporating new methods and examples of research, while preserving the overall organization and approach of the book to facilitate its use as a… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Elisa J Sobo, “Dynamics of Human Biocultural Diversity: A Unified Approach” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
This lively text offers a unique, holistic approach to human diversity for undergraduate courses in fields including anthropology, medicine, human ecology, and general education. Leading medical anthropologist Elisa Sobo rises to the challenge of truly integrating biology and culture. Her… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Claudio Tuniz,  Giorgio Manzi, and David Caramelli, “The Science of Human Origins” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Our understanding of human origins has been revolutionized by new discoveries in the past two decades. In this book, three leading paleoanthropologists and physical scientists illuminate, in friendly, accessible language, the amazing findings behind the latest theories. They describe new… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Dwight W. Reed, “How Culture Makes Us Human: Primate Social Evolution and the Formation of Human Societies” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
What separates modern humans from our primate cousins―are we a mere blink in the march of evolution, or does human culture represent the definitive evolutionary turn? Dwight Read explores the dilemma in this engaging, thought-provoking book, taking readers through an… Read More
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