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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Spring 2007

ANT 388 • Evolutionary Anatomy of the Head and Neck

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30095 T
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
EPS 2.102

Course Description

Evolutionary Anatomy of the Head and Neck is a course designed for graduate students in physical anthropology, paleontology, and the biological sciences. The objective of this course is to provide a detailed overview of the comparative and functional anatomy of the head and neck. The taxonomic focus of this course is foremost on humans, followed by other primates, other mammals, and other vertebrates. In addition to learning the gross anatomy of the head, an emphasis will be placed on understanding the functional and phylogenetic significance of macroevolutionary transformations of cephalic structures through time. The format of the course includes lecture, seminar, and in-class laboratory components. Seminars will consist of discussions of primary and review literature.


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