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Biological Anthropology is a concise creation to the elemental subject matters, theories, equipment and proof of bioanthropology. The clinical process offers a framework that brings accessibility and context to the fabric. This 7th variation offers the latest findings and interpretations of issues in anthropology together with Australopithecus sediba, the Denisovians, and epigenetics.

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