December 22, 2008
Evidence Resources: Media
- Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science (1998) National Academy of Sciences Publication. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
- Aitken, Martin J. (1990) Science-Based Dating in Archaeology. London: Longman.
- Arduini, Paolo and Giorgio Teruzzi (1986) Simon & Schuster's Guide to Fossils. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
- Asfaw, Berhane, Cynthia Ebinger, David Harding, Tim D. White, and Giday WoldeGabriel (1990) Space based imagery in paleoanthropological research: an Ethiopian Example. National Geographic Research, Volume 6, pages 418-434.
- Barkan, Joanne, 1990, Rocks, Rocks, Big and Small. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Silver Press.
- Behrensmeyer, A. K. (1984) Taphonomy and the fossil record. American Scientist, Volume 72, Issue 6, pages 558-566.
- Bell, R.A., 1992, Science Close-Up: Fossils. New York: Golden Books.
- Boyd, Robert and Joan B. Silk (2000) How Humans Evolved. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., Second Edition.
- Fagan, Brian (1999) Archaeology: A Brief Introduction. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
- Graedel, Thomas E. and Paul J. Crutzen (1995) Atmosphere, Climate, and Change. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company.
- Leakey, Mary and J. M. Harris, Editors (1987) Laetoli: A Pliocene Site in Northern Tanzania. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
- Ortner, Donald J. and Walter G. J. Putschar (1981) Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
- Scott, G. Richard and Christy G. Turner II (1997) The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth: Dental Morphology and its Variation in Recent Human Populations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Stanley, S.M. (1999) Earth System History. New York: W. H. Freeman & Company.
- Strait, Suzanne G. (1997) Tooth use and the physical properties of food. Evolutionary Anthropology, Volume 5, Issue 6, pages 199-211.
- Teaford, Mark (1994) Dental microwear and dental function. Evolutionary Anthropology, Volume 3, pages 17-30.
- Vrba, Elisabeth S., George H. Denton, Timothy C. Partridge, and Lloyd H. Burkle, Editors (1995) Paleoclimate and Evolution With Emphasis on Human Origins. New Haven: Yale University Press.
- White, Timothy D. (1990) Human Osteology. New York: Academic Press.
Evidence Resources: Web Sites
- Arch Net
A multilingual archeology resource page. Look in the subject areas, which include flora and fauna, artifacts, geoarcheology, and site tours.
- Dating Techniques in Archaeology
A college-level (Archeology 3) course site developed for UC system courses. The site includes excellent information and exercises on dating.
- Fossil DNA proves Neanderthals were not ancestors of humans
This article provides an introductory level overview of the DNA evidence taken from fossil Neanderthal bones.
- Fossils, Rocks and Time
On-line edition of "Fossils, Rocks and Time." The printed version of this publication is one of a series of general interest publications prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey to provide information about the earth sciences, natural resources, and the environment.
- Geologic Time
The Earth is very old -- 4.5 billion years or more -- according to recent estimates. This vast span of time, called geologic time by earth scientists, is difficult to comprehend in the familiar time units of months and years, or even centuries. How then do scientists reckon geologic time, and why do they believe the Earth is so old? A great part of the secret of the Earth's age is locked up in its rocks, and our centuries-old search for the key led to the beginning and nourished the growth of geologic science.
- Glaciers: Clues to Future Climate
A glacier is a large mass of ice having its genesis on land and represents a multiyear surplus of snowfall over snowmelt. At the present time, perennial ice covers about 10 percent of the land areas of the Earth. Although glaciers are generally thought of as polar entities, they also are found in mountainous areas throughout the world, on all continents except Australia, and even at or near the Equator on high mountains in Africa and South America.
- Global Land Environments Since the Last Interglacial
This site has ecosystem maps, information on plant cover, language spread speculation, and other information.
- Harvard Biological Laboratories
This excellent links page brings together various Harvard biology projects and connections on the web. Included are links to selected biology resources, model organism databases, biological databases, other Harvard internet resources and more.
- Introduction to the Scientific Method
An explanation on what the scientific method is and does by Frank Wolfs, University of Rochester.
- National Geographic Outpost: In Search of Human Origins
Follow paleoanthropoligist Lee Berger's work in Botswana in the Field Journal, learn about interpreting fossil evidence in Interpretation Station, and explore resources in the Tool Kit.
- Quantitative Genetics Resources
This site is for two current textbooks on quantitative genetics on-line. An excellent resource for advanced topics, the second text is about evolution and selection of quantitative traits.
- Radiocarbon WEB-info
This page links to information on how C-14 dating is done, on what it is commonly used, how accurate it is, etc.
- Stanford Human Genome Center
This very complete site contains general information about genetics and the mapping of the human genome, as well as specific education pages.
- The ETE Consortium
This site includes information on what exactly the Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems is and why it is studied, links to a database for research on evolutionary paleoecology, a bibliography of fossil vertebrates, and other web resources
- The Great Ice Age
The Great Ice Age, a recent chapter in the Earth's history, was a period of recurring widespread glaciations. Mountain glaciers formed on all continents, the icecaps of Antarctica and Greenland were more extensive and thicker than today, and vast glaciers, in places as much as several thousand feet thick, spread across North America and Eurasia.
- The Scientific Research Method
The scientific method is the means by which researchers are able to make conclusive statements about their studies with a minimum of bias.
- Arch Net