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APY 561LEC - Human Paleontology
Lecture
Human Paleontology HOL Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23957   Enrollment Capacity:   10
Section:   HOL   Enrollment Total:   4
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   6
Dates:   02/01/2021 - 05/07/2021   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   M , 12:40 PM - 3:20 PM
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
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This course provides an in depth survey of the human fossil record, including the anatomy and behavior of the many fascinating ancient human species that have walked the earth since our last common ancestor with chimpanzees. We will examine the remarkable adaptations in the human lineage, the ancient environments our ancestors inhabited, the foods they ate and the tools they used, and the evolutionary processes that led to our unique form bipedal walking, as well as our enormous and complex brains. This course will consist of lectures and group discussions, as well as in-class worksheet-based activities where you will learn about human fossils.
  Course Description
Humans have evolved over the course of several million years since our common ancestor with chimpanzees, and in that time many different species of ancient human have walked the earth. In this course we will take a deep dive into the fossil record to learn about these species, and the series of remarkable adaptations in our lineage that resulted in modern humans. In so doing, you will learn about the ancient environments our ancestors inhabited, their diet and anatomy, and the evolutionary processes that led to our unique form bipedal walking and running, as well as our enormous and complex brains. This course will consist of lectures and group discussions, as well as in-class activities where you will examine castes of ancient human fossils. This course is dual-listed with APY 461.
  Instructor(s)
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