Fall 2017 - ARCH 131 D200
Human Origins (3)
Class Number: 6147
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 16, 2017
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
HCC 1800, Vancouver
Office: EDB 9611
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm
A non-technical survey of the primate background of humans, fossil primates, and fossil humans, and the associated evidence of cultural development. An introduction to physical anthropology. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.
This course is designed to be an introduction to biological anthropology and palaeoanthropology: the sciences that address human biological and cultural evolution. It will include 5 major sections:
1. An introduction to the history of this area of research and an examination of the fundamentals of evolutionary theory and genetics;
2. An introduction to the basic primate condition: primate evolution and modern primate adaptations;
3. An examination of the fossil record of human evolution from pre-hominin primates through to the emergence of modern humans (this will be paralleled by an abridged survey of the development of material culture and technology);
4. A close examination of when, where, and how modern humans appeared, and
5. An examination of modern human variation and adaptation
- Midterm 45%
- Final Exam 55%
Breadth: Social Sciences/Science
Available in electronic form:
Stanford, Allen and Anton. 2015. Exploring Biological Anthropology: Custom edition for SFU. Pearson.
The Neanderthal Child of Roc de Marsal: a Prehistoric Mystery. 2014 edition. Pearson. Sandgathe, Dibble, Goldberg, and McPherron
Package Title: REVEL for Exploring Biological Anthropology plus the Neanderthal Child of Roc de Marsal: A Prehistoric Mystery Premium Website RVP
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