Silk and I have coauthored a textbook entitled How Humans Evolved which
is designed for use in introductory classes in human evolution and biological
anthropology. This text differs from others in several ways:
- A more thorough treatment
of evolutionary theory, including discussions of the evolution of quantitative
characters, kin selection, sexual selection, life history evolution, and
parent offspring conflict.
- A modern behavioral-ecological
discussion of primate behavior.
- An extensive treatment
of evolutionary psychology and human behavioral ecology.
The 6th edition is now
available. It has been shortened, updated, and improved. The new material
- Expanded coverage of
- Discussion of genome
wide association studies
- Coverage of Neanderthal
and Denisova genomes
- Expanded treatment
of the archaeology of early Homo sapiens in southern Africa