Using theoretical frameworks such as Human Behavioral Ecology and Niche Construction Theory, this course examines the evolution of foraging and hunting adaptations in the period between 2 million to 10,000 years ago. Variables and issues from ecology, biology, archaeology, geology, and other fields are considered in building scientific models of human behaviors. These allow for a more informed understanding of human adaptations during periods such as Acheulian Africa, Middle Paleolithic Europe, Middle Stone Age Africa, Pleistocene Australia, the Pleistocene Americas, and so forth.
Section 001 - LEC -
Department of Anthropology
Museum, Room 325, 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-7461 Fax: (215) 898-7462