Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Our Origins: Discovering Physical Anthropology” as Want to Read:
Our Origins: Discovering Physical Anthropology
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Our Origins: Discovering Physical Anthropology

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Author Clark Larsen, a leading figure in the field and a teacher at The Ohio State University, knows firsthand the level of detail that students need to grasp the major concepts. With even more of the unparalleled art and thoughtful pedagogy found in the First Edition, coverage of the latest discoveries and theories, and expanded treatment of several key topics, Our Origin ...more
Paperback, 542 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published March 1st 2008)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Our Origins, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Our Origins

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.69  · 
Rating details
 ·  207 ratings  ·  8 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Our Origins: Discovering Physical Anthropology
Emily Austin
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful textbook! Wonderful, updated information and gorgeous graphics. This book truly helped me understand the world of Anthropology as we know it today. I gained a deeper interest in the course and a passion for the material provided. I highly recommend this for any Anthro teachers, students, or those that are just plain curious.
Nicole
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read this as a textbook for a Human Origins class I took this summer and it was one of the more well-written and enjoyable textbooks that I've read. Despite containing a great deal of human history in it's contents, the author's writing style was clear and alive rather than dry and boring. Every now and then they slip in an anecdote about their field work which, I felt, added a little more reality and credibility. It reminded me that the work is still ongoing for information about the origins ...more
Dejanira Dawn
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: College
Loved this textbook and this class. I think I may just want to buy the new edition that's coming out next year xD. Its a binder book(3 holes) so I cant trade it back in but honestly, I wasn't planning on it! ...more
Heather Wilson
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly interesting and well written. Kept me fascinated and not bored.
Dalia
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it
great book for anthro enthusiasts with lots of interesting info.
Leela
Dec 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
This textbook is fantastic and will give you a solid basic understanding of physical anthropology. Usually I trade my books in, but I might just keep this one. :)
Rena Holcomb
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-2013
Not bad~ for a textbook :)
Kelley
Mar 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: misc, textbooks
This is a decent textbook with nice examples and diagrams... but in the end, my other reading assignments for the class were more helpful.
Laurie
rated it really liked it
Jul 06, 2009
Mike
rated it liked it
Jan 28, 2014
Rachel
rated it liked it
Nov 09, 2011
Anissa emily
rated it it was amazing
Dec 27, 2020
Gaurav Raghuvanshi
rated it it was ok
Feb 13, 2014
Alexa
rated it liked it
Nov 19, 2017
Luzeria Bell
rated it liked it
Mar 08, 2019
Baldemar Villarreal
rated it it was amazing
Dec 06, 2013
Glori Rivera
rated it did not like it
Jul 13, 2017
Angela Rejon
rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2020
Markus
rated it really liked it
Feb 06, 2014
Gus
rated it liked it
Sep 12, 2017
Lanna
rated it liked it
Feb 09, 2017
Callie
rated it it was amazing
Dec 21, 2014
Alix Rowe
rated it it was amazing
May 04, 2015
Sam
rated it liked it
May 22, 2013
Evan
rated it liked it
Aug 02, 2016
Andrew Bell
rated it really liked it
Jun 29, 2011
Jen (NerdifiedJen)
rated it really liked it
Feb 21, 2012
Aemma
rated it it was amazing
Mar 04, 2013
Evan Prusynski
rated it it was amazing
May 06, 2020
Tina curiel
rated it really liked it
Dec 29, 2011
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Telling the Bees
  • Future Home of the Living God
  • Eileen
  • Poetic Remedies for Troubled Times: from Ask Baba Yaga
  • Justice League, Volume 7: Darkseid War, Part 1
  • How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students
  • The Power of Logic
  • The Ender's Shadow Series Box Set (Shadow #1-4)
  • Dos Mundos: Comunicación y comunidad [with Online Learning Passcode]
  • They Don't Teach Corporate in College, Updated Edition
  • Inferno
  • Learning Theories Simplified: ...and How to Apply Them to Teaching
  • Dog on a Frog?
  • The Little Guys
  • Freshwater
  • Toward a Theory of Instruction (Revised)
  • Big Pumpkin
  • Tales from Outer Suburbia
See similar books…

Related Articles

New year! New books! New this month: Scandal rocks an elite British boarding school in The Divines. A dark secret spans several...
90 likes · 38 comments