ANT 348K • Evol. Anatomy of Head and Neck
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Evolutionary Anatomy of the Head and Neck is a course designed for upper division undergraduates 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 in primates and other mammals. Special attention will be given to (1) cranial ontogeny, (2) dental evolution, (3) sense organs, (4) mastication and diet, (5) sound production, (6) cranial nerve function, and (7) encephalization. In covering each topic, an emphasis will be placed upon evolutionary transformations of functionally integrated anatomical systems and the evolutionary significance of morphological variation in primates.