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

Spring 2008

ANT 348K • Human Origins and Evolution

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30440 to 30455 Multiple Sections EPS 2.102
KAPPELMAN

Course Description

This course examines the evidence for human evolution as reconstructed from the fossil record and from patterns of anatomical, behavioral, and genetic similarity and difference among living primates. A wide range of evidence from the natural and social sciences is presented to reconstruct human phylogeny, to understand past anatomical and behavioral adaptations, and to view hominids as members of diverse animal and plant communities. Laboratory sessions will serve to introduce the student to the range of human fossil material and the various techniques used to study the fossil record. The study of human evolution is eclectic, requiring many kinds of knowledge. Our goal is to understand what happened in human evolution and why.

In addition students must register for one of the following labs, all of which meet in EPS 2.102: F 1-3 pm (unique 30445) F 3-5 pm (30450) M 1-3 pm (30440) Th 5-7 pm (30455)

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