Highlights of the Ninth Edition Updates the taxonomic scheme for the human lineage, bringing the text into agreement with current paleoanthropological usage. Australopiths are assigned to the subtribe Australopithecina, species of the genusHomoare placed in the subtribe Hominina, and the two subtribes are combined to form the tribe Hominini. Great apes and hominins now are combined in the family Hominidae. Provides an absolutely up-to-date survey of the hominin fossil species including descriptions of the oldest members of the tribe--Sahelanthropus, Orrorin, andArdipithecus kadabba(Chapters 6 & 7)--as well as the recently discovered dwarfed species from Indonesia,Homo floresiensis(expanded postscript in Chapter 15). Expands the fossil and behavioral descriptions ofHomo heidelbergensis and identifies this species as the first hominin type to show the "hunting lifestyle." Updates speculations about societal changes that may have accompanied the beginning of the hunting way of life (Chapter 12). Describes the latest studies of the neural regions and connections responsible for human speech and language (Chapter 13). Provides in-text citations for all source materials and a full bibliography--features that allow for in-depth study. Over 30% of the references are from 2000 or later. Donrs"t Miss These Exciting Value-Added Options!www.anthropologyexperience.com Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of Anthropology! Designed to serve introductory anthropology students, the Anthropology Experience web site provides a complete online collection of multimedia resources for learning cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and archaeology/prehistory. Anthropology Experience is availableFREEwhen packaged with this text:0-205-47517-5.Research Navigator Guide for Anthropology Research Navigator Guide for Anthropology is the easiest way for students to start a research assignment or research paper. Complete with extensive help on the research process and four exclusive databases of credible and reliable source material including the EBSCO Academic Journal and Abstract Database, New York Times Search by Subject Archive, "Best of the Web" Link Library, and Financial Times Article Archive and Company Financials, Research Navigator helps students quickly and efficiently make the most of their research time. Research Navigator Guide for Anthropology is availableFREEwhen packaged with this text:0-205-46220-0.James D. Loy is the author of 'Humankind Emerging (9th Edition)', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205423804 and ISBN 0205423809.