Haviland is professor emeritus at the University of Vermont, where he founded the Department of Anthropology and taught for 32 years. He holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and has conducted research in archaeology in Guatemala and Vermont; ethnography in Maine and Vermont; and physical anthropology in Guatemala. This work has been the basis of many publications in national and international books and journals, as well as in trade publications. His books include The Original Vermonters, co-authored with Marjorie Power, and a technical monograph on ancient Maya settlement.
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Haviland Anthropology is a conceptual favorite for its overall take on questions of human nature, race, and evolution. It is almost always possible to find a fact or reference, as the authors cover an impressive stretch of anthropology.
The problem is that Haviland Anthropology becomes more like an encyclopedia than a textbook. It has four co-authors, more than any of the other textbooks, and is up to pages longer than the comprehensive four field texts. Very unfortunately, even the condensed version of Haviland, The Essence of Anthropology clocks in as expensive too.
At this price, it defeats the purpose of assigning additional readings and materials to complement the textbook. With this encyclopedic quality, more proofreading was necessary.
There were mismatches between index page numbers and material, as well as problems in reference dates and styles, and some typos. It also seemed like it was more an encyclopedia of s anthropology—the references for many sections stopped at around Other textbooks do not get the same kinds of vitriol, at least on Amazon comments.
Extensive discussion of genes, but do not really address issues of genetic determinism. There are hints of how fetal environment influences growth, such as the photo caption p. However, do not discuss later evolutionary ideas such as niche construction. This is not directly brought into the present until much later in a short section on racial segregation, with mention made of income and wealth disparities in the United States This could be given greater emphasis and better linked to the earlier discussion.
Talk about Boas as fighting against racism, but present the Boas immigrant studies in terms of increased height in the United States 9, —recall that Boas actually found Sicilian immigrants to be stunted in their new environment! No mention of race revivals like A Family Tree in Every Gene Leroi , genetic ancestry testing, or race-based medicine.
The authors basically use the logic of clines and Lewontin. However, they never elaborate or explain this point. They do not discuss craniometrics. Curiously, however, they do not specifically close the loop and show how race as a cultural category becomes biology.
Haviland Anthropology mainly concentrates on The Bell Curve and debunking IQ tests as measuring intelligence, cultural bias, and socioeconomic bias; they do here talk about how environment can shape physical aspects like height They point out the relation of chimps and bonobos as equally distant to the most-recent common ancestor, and helpfully suggest that gorillas might also be equally related However, the authors could do more to directly dispel the notion that human behavior is anchored in non-human primate behavior.
Haviland Anthropology emphasizes learned behavior in non-human primates, and affirm that they have culture No reference to bipedalism as learned behavior or as styles of walking. Haviland Anthropology may more tightly link tool use to brain size expansion than some anthropologists would.
Can a series of biological features indicate particular cultural abilities? They present multiregionalism first and fairly, describing gene flow and referencing The Origins of modern humans: A world survey of the fossil evidence Wolpoff et al. Unfortunately there are no references beyond in these sections, although it would seem relatively easy to follow up on Relethford and Templeton. They describe positive aspects of Upper Paleolithic technologies and human expansion, without using language of colonization or conquest.
For example, although there are various places where height is related to environment and nutrition, the term plasticity does not appear in the text. To cite: Antrosio, Jason. First posted 29 March Revised 21 September
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