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  • December 2017
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-60346-0
  • 496 pages
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How Humans Evolved

Eighth Edition

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Robert Boyd (Author, Arizona State University), Joan B. Silk (Author, Arizona State University)


The most complete introduction to the science of human evolution.

With a signature blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology, How Humans Evolved teaches the science and history behind human evolution. Thoroughly updated with coverage of recent research and new discoveries, the Eighth Edition offers the most visual, dynamic, and effective learning tools in its field. The Eighth Edition also includes an expanded suite of animations that help students better visualize and understand tricky concepts, as well as real-world videos and InQuizitive adaptive learning.


The most complete balance of the essential areas of the discipline

How Humans Evolved provides the most balanced overview available of physical anthropology’s four main branches: genetics, primatology, paleoanthropology, and human behavior. In addition to offering a thorough introduction to each of these subjects, it does an exemplary job of showing how insights from each of these areas informs the others. Students receive an exceptionally well rounded understanding of how we evolved and why we are as we are today.

The most up-to-date coverage of key research and discoveries

The Eighth Edition features NEW and expanded coverage of exciting research and discoveries. This material highlights the most dynamic aspects of the field and will hold strong appeal for students. Major new research and discoveries include landmark advances in human genome sequencing and the Homo naledi fossils found in South Africa in 2015. 

Visual, engaging, and personalized learning tools

Student learning is facilitated by a robust suite of visual, digital resources. Our animations expand on explanations and art in the text to help students visualize and understand key anthropological concepts. And our real-world videos provide an inside look anthropological research and primate behavior.

A robust and easy-to-use support package

Our lecture and learning tools have never been easier to utilize. The full suite of videos, animations, art and PowerPoint slides, and class activities are now available in a new searchable Interactive Instructor’s Guide. This powerful teaching tool enables you to quickly identify and pull the materials that are relevant to your upcoming lectures.

Student access is easy. Have them use our intuitive site, or load our content directly into your course management system.


    1. Adaptation by Natural Selection
    2. Genetics
    3. The Modern Synthesis
    4. Speciation and Phylogeny

    5. Primate Diversity and Ecology
    6. Primate Mating Systems
    7. The Evolution of Cooperation
    8. Primate Life Histories and the Evolution of Intelligence

    9. From Tree Shrew to Ape
    10. The Earliest Hominins
    11. Early Homo
    12. The Neanderthals and their Contemporaries
    13. Homo sapiens and the Evolution of Modern Human Behavior

    14. Human Genetics
    15. Evolution and Human Behavior
    16. Culture, Cooperation, and Human Uniqueness

    Epilogue: There Is Grandeur in This View of Life
    Appendix: The Skeletal Anatomy of Primates