ANTH 239 History of Human Evolution
This course provides a historical review of the discovery of the fossil record for human evolution from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. This review examines how new data have been used to develop and test hypotheses in human evolution, with particular focus on the divergence of ape and human lines, the evolution of the first hominins, the origin of bipedalism, the origin of tool use, and the origin and dispersal of different hominin species including modern humans. Offered Fall and Spring. (LA)
Prerequisite: ANTH 130.
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