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Brand new and distinctly Canadian, Introduction to Physical Anthropology is a fresh and engaging treatment of the fundamentals of the field. Written in his trademark approachable style, author John Steckley guides students through basic concepts such as archaeological tools and dating methods; taxonomy; and evolution and genetics; before moving on to more complex issues such as the transition from hominids to modern Homo sapiens; Neandertals; human variation; ethics and migration; and forensic anthropology. Combining scientific discoveries with personal anecdotes and controversial case studies, the text exposes students to the subjective side of science and the human fallibility of scientists. Profiles of Canadian anthropologists, national research and examples, and Aboriginal material offer students a Canadian perspective on an international field of study. Rich, colourful photos exhibit a range of living species and fossil specimens, while unique pedagogical features encourage students to become active participants in their learning. Fascinating, accessible, and innovative, Introduction to Physical Anthropology is the ideal book for students new to the discipline.