First-year anthropology graduate students. This course is an introduction to the study of human evolution through a survey of evidence from the various subfields of physical anthropology. Special attention will be paid to current issues and problems in these subfields, and the different ways in which researchers are attempting to understand and uncover the details of human evolution. Among the ares of inquiry to be covered in this course include paleoanthropology, primatology, human biology, molecular anthropology, and evolutionary biology. Some specific issues to be explored will include the primate roots of human behavior, brain and language evolution, new fossil hominids, the origins of anatomically modern humans, and human biogenetic variation.
Section 301 - LEC -
SCHURR, THEODORE GEORGE
CASTER BUILDING A19
Department of Anthropology
Museum, Room 325, 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-7461 Fax: (215) 898-7462