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Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Human Origins and Variation: ANTH 120* (2015)
*This textbook has been customized so that chapters can be read sequentially; chapters obtained from publications by Augustin Fuentes (2012), John Relethford (2013), and other anthropological publications. The print copy is available at the CSU bookstore. The electronic copy (ISBN 978-1308287195) is available at http://create.mheducation.com/shop/.
Kim Nichols was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Her undergraduate education at the University of California at Santa Cruz included extensive participation in nonhuman primate anatomical research, casework experience in forensic anthropology, and archaeological research at the State of California Mission Santa Cruz site.
Her graduate education at the University of Colorado at Boulder included field research on howling monkey locomotor behaviors in Costa Rica. In addition, she participated in primate paleontological field research at sites in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and in the Fayum Depression in Egypt.
Additionally, she has studied primate skeletal and dental variation in museum collections in Washington DC, New York City, and Chicago, Illinois. Kim's current research interest is in nonhuman primate skeletal dimension variation in captive and wild populations and implications for the interpretation of reproductive pathways in extinct primate species.