Paleoanthropology: The Study of Human Evolution|
Paleoanthropology is the study of human origins, of how we evolved from our apelike ancestors into our modern form with our modern capabilities. Drawing on both biological anthropology (the study of fossils, living primates, human variation) and archaeology (the study of material culture, such as tools, art, food remains), the course will examine what we know about our own evolutionary past and how we know it. The history of paleoanthropology--how our views of our past have changed--will also be explored.
Course will focus on how paleoanthropologists infer hominin behavior from fossils and artifacts, including through hands on lab exercises, and on the history of paleoanthropological interpretation.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(BIOL)(SISP-Anth Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Lewin, HUMAN EVOLUTION, 5th edition (ISBN 9781405103787)
Tattersall, THE FOSSIL TRAIL, 2nd edition (ISBN 9780195367669)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two take-home exams/essays, 2 in class exams, laboratory assignments, and a final essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
On three days during the semester there will be lab sessions instead of class. Lab sessions will be scheduled between 10:00-4:00 pm on those days and most students will need to attend a lab session that does not meet during the regular 1:10-2:30 time.
|Instructor(s): Charles,Douglas K. Times: ...W.F. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: SCIE121; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: -5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 25||FR: 15|
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