Ch 7: Physical Anthropology

About This Chapter

Watch online videos to learn about primate evolution, the human fossil record and more. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these physical anthropology topics.

Physical Anthropology - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Let our experienced instructors show you how population genetics and the fossil record are used to study the evolution of humans and other primates. Over the course of a few short video lessons, they'll also teach you how this information can be used to explain our behavior and physical makeup as well as the geographic dispersal of human populations.

If you need additional resources to help you grasp these concepts, our physical anthropology chapter also contains multiple-choice quizzes, transcripts with links to supplementary text lessons and a practice chapter exam. Altogether, this chapter is designed to help you:

  • Discover the uses of genetic evidence in the field of physical anthropology
  • Describe the evolution and behavior of living primates
  • Identify characteristics of some early human species

Video Objectives
How Genetics Helps Us Understand Human Behavior Explain how genetic evidence is used to study human behavior.
Living Primates: Evolution, Adaptation & Behavior Trace the evolution of primates to discover how various species have adapted to their environments. Survey primates' common physical and behavioral characteristics.
The Human Fossil Record & Human Evolution Use the fossil record to chart human evolution. Compare and contrast the characteristics of Australopithecines, Homo erectus, Homo habilis and Homo sapiens.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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