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ANTH 101 - Introduction to Anthropology - Textbook

OER Textbook for Anthropology 101, Hostos Community College

"Traces" from Becoming Human

"One reason that we study human evolution is that the origin of our species is relevant to the way we are today. We can see the effects of evolution in our bodies, brains, behaviours, and so much else about us. But we are also left with some pretty challenging questions, especially as biological research shows us the deep links connecting all life: How did humans get to be so unusualOne reason that we study human evolution is that the origin of our species is relevant to the way we are today. We can see the effects of evolution in our bodies, brains, behaviours, and so much else about us. But we are also left with some pretty challenging questions, especially as biological research shows us the deep links connecting all life: How did humans get to be so unusual." Instructions: 1) Click on the link below to access the assigned reading,  2) Where says "Download" choose an option, i.e. pdf or Online Reader 2) Read Chapter 1, pages  7-32.

"Darwin" from Becoming Human

"Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection was one of the most revolutionary ideas ever put forward, rocking our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. It’s been 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species. Although Darwin could not have anticipated all the discoveries that followed his work — research from fields as diverse as genetics and anthropology — natural selection is still the cornerstone of our understanding of evolution." Instructions: 1) Click on the link below to access the assigned reading, 2) Where says "Download" choose an option, i.e. pdf or Online Reader 2) Read Chapter 2, pages  32-58.

Attributions

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  • "Traces" Chapter 1 from Becoming Human: How Evolution Made Us by Greg Downey Located at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/352278  License: CC BY-NC 3.0
  • "Darwin" Chapter 2 from Becoming Human: How Evolution Made Us by Greg Downey Located at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/352278  License: CC BY-NC 3.0