Through the Lens of Anthropology: An Introduction to Human Evolution and Culture, Second Edition

By Robert J. Muckle and Laura Tubelle de González

© 2018

Through the Lens of Anthropology is a concise introduction to anthropology that uses the twin themes of food and sustainability to illustrate the connected nature of the discipline’s many subfields. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with over 150 full-color images, figures, feature boxes, and maps, this is an anthropology book with a fresh perspective, a lively narrative, and plenty of popular topics. The new edition enhances the food and sustainability focus and builds a stronger narrative voice with extended examples and case studies. An entirely new section on decolonization, more Indigenous content, and updated material on biological anthropology make the second edition even more relevant for those interested in learning more about the discipline of anthropology.

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  • Page Count: 424 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.0in x 0.8in x 10.0in
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Through the Lens of Anthropology is a concise introduction to anthropology that uses the twin themes of food and sustainability to illustrate the connected nature of the discipline’s many subfields.

Through the Lens of Anthropology: An Introduction to Human Evolution and Culture, Second Edition

By Robert J. Muckle and Laura Tubelle de González

© 2018

Through the Lens of Anthropology is a concise introduction to anthropology that uses the twin themes of food and sustainability to illustrate the connected nature of the discipline’s many subfields. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with over 150 full-color images, figures, feature boxes, and maps, this is an anthropology book with a fresh perspective, a lively narrative, and plenty of popular topics. The new edition enhances the food and sustainability focus and builds a stronger narrative voice with extended examples and case studies. An entirely new section on decolonization, more Indigenous content, and updated material on biological anthropology make the second edition even more relevant for those interested in learning more about the discipline of anthropology.

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Product Details

  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 424 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.0in x 0.8in x 10.0in
  • Reviews

    "Through crystal-clear summary of the latest scholarship and the occasional burst of humor, professors Muckle and Gonzalez provide a stellar holistic view of all anthropological subfields in this introductory textbook. Comprehensive coverage is twinned beautifully with a sharp focus on issues of food and sustainability, which provides a unifying theme throughout. Students—as well as their teachers—will be energized by discussions of everything from decolonization to the accurate use of gender pronouns. My love of anthropology makes me yearn for a text that conveys both its excitement and its importance, and Through the Lens of Anthropology achieves this beautifully."


    Barbara J. King, Professor Emerita, College of William and Mary

    "Through the Lens of Anthropology is an innovative and exciting book— not something I say lightly about a textbook. The examples are effective and current, the text is engaging, and the themes of food and sustainability provide enough flexibility to allow me to match the text to my own teaching goals. The second edition is even more impressive with a stronger focus on decolonization and Indigenous peoples integrated throughout. I look forward to using it in my own courses."


    Dr. Erin Halstad McGuire, Associate Teaching Professor, University of Victoria
  • Author Information

    Laura Tubelle de González is Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Environmental Sustainability Coordinator at San Diego Miramar College.


    Robert J. Muckle is Professor of Anthropology at Capilano University.
  • Table of contents

    1. Introduction: Viewing the World through the Lens of Anthropology
    2. Evolutionary Thought and Theory
    3. We Are Primates: The Primate Background
    4. Human Biological Evolution
    5. Human Cultural Evolution from 2.5 Million to 20,000 Years Ago
    6. Cultural Evolution from 20,000 to 5,000 Years Ago
    7. Archaeology of the Last 5,000 Years
    8. Studying Culture
    9. Language
    10. Food and Resources
    11. Marriage, Family, and Gender
    12. Politics
    13. Supernaturalism
    14. Sustainability