Foreword : random thoughts on teaching human variation, past and present / Phillip V. Tobias -- Human variation : the major unifying theme of biological anthropology / Darren Curno -- Racial identification of single skulls in forensic cases : when myth becomes reality / Alan G. Morris -- The illusive concept of human variation : thirty years of teaching biological anthropology at four continents / Maciej Henneberg -- Race and geographic variation conflated : an impediment to teaching human biology / Rachel Caspari -- An in-class exercise on human variation / Patricia C. Rice -- Challenging university students' concepts about race / Pamela Ashmore and Donna Hart -- Bad old days of anthropology revisited : teaching human variation through the portal of the experimental history of science / Goran Štrkalj -- Should human variation be taught to medical students? / A. Tracey Wilkinson, Goran Strkalj and Muhammad A. Spocter -- Human variation : how to counteract the new waves of racism? / Charles Susanne.
Issues in anthropological studies of innovation / Michael J. O'Brien and Stephen J. Shennan -- Innovation and invention from a logical point of view / André Ariew -- Comparative perspectives on human innovation / Kevin N. Laland and Simon M. Reader -- Organismal innovation / Jeffrey H. Schwartz -- Innovation, replicative behavior, and evolvability : contributions from neuroscience and human decision-making theory / Daniel O. Larson -- Innovation from evo-devo to human culture / Werner Callebaut -- The evolution of innovation-enhancing institutions / Joseph Henrich -- Fashion versus reason in the creative industries / R. Alexander Bentley -- Demography and variation in the accumulation of culturally inherited skills / Adam Powell, Stephen J. Shennan, and Mark G. Thomas -- Cultural traditions and the evolutionary advantages of noninnovation / Craig T. Palmer -- The experimental study of cultural innovation / Alex Mesoudi -- Social learning, economic inequality, and innovation diffusion / Anne Kandler and James Steele -- Technological innovations and developmental trajectories : social factors as evolutionary forces / Valentine Roux -- Can archaeologists study processes of invention? / Michael Brian Schiffer -- War, women, and religion : the spread of Salado polychrome in the American Southwest / Todd L. VanPool and Chet Savage