Michel Launey, now retired, was a professor at the Universit Denis Diderot, Paris and the Institut de Recherches pour le Dveloppement, Cayenne. He was a visiting professor at the Universidad de Guadalajara, Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico and Yale University, among others. His other books include Introduction la langue et la literature aztques (the French edition of this book, published in 1979), Une grammaire omniprdicative (1994) and Awna Parikwaki: Introduction la langue palikur de Guyane et de lmapa (2003).
In 1994 Bryan Sykes was called in as an expert to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy for over 5000 years—the Ice Man. Sykes succeeded in extracting DNA from the Ice Man, but even more important, writes Science News, was his "ability to directly link that DNA to Europeans living today." In this groundbreaking book, Sykes reveals how the identification of a particular strand of DNA that passes unbroken through the maternal line allows scientists to trace our genetic makeup all the way back to prehistoric times—to seven primeval women, the "seven daughters of Eve."
This laboratory manual enables a hands-on approach to learning about the evolutionary processes that resulted in humans through the use of numerous examples and exercises. It offers a solid grounding in the main areas of an introductory physical anthropology lab course: genetics, evolutionary forces, human osteology, forensic anthropology, comparative/functional skeletal anatomy, primate behavior, paleoanthropology, and modern human biological variation.