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.
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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
Ciochon and Fleagle, THE HUMAN EVOLUTION SOURCE BOOK (2nd ed)
Tattersall, THE FOSSIL TRAIL
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three take-home exams, laboratory assignments, and a final take-home essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
On five days during the course of 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: SCIE309; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: 0||SO: 30||FR: 0|
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