Human biological variation
Bogin, Barry Allan Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan.
- Biological versus biocultural variation
- History of human variation study
- Growth and development
- Genetics, geography, and human variation
- Human adaptation to climate
- Human adaptations to disease
- Additional Readings
Anthropologists study human biology to better understand the extent of human biological variability, to explain the mechanisms that create and pattern this variability, to relate variability to health and disease, and to understand the sociocultural factors that interact with, and are influenced by, our biology. The major areas of study of human biological variation are growth and development, genetic variation, variation related to climate, infectious and noninfectious diseases, and demography. See also: Anthropology
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