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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)
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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.
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.
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it
great book for anthro enthusiasts with lots of interesting info.
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
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Not bad~ for a textbook :)
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This is a decent textbook with nice examples and diagrams... but in the end, my other reading assignments for the class were more helpful.
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