|75-470 Human Paleontology F(3-2)|
This course examines the fossil evidence for human evolution. Discussion will focus on the functional and behavioral significance of important morphological changes within the hominid fossil record. In addition, central concepts in evolutionary biology will also be presented. Specific topics to be addressed include: speciation, and the recognition of species in the fossil records; models for hominid origins; the mechanics of bipedalism; the evolution of hominid craniofacial morphology; and the origin of modern humans. (Offered in even-numbered years.)
|Prerequisites: 1 of 75-208, 75-2951/2, 92-209, 92-440.|
|1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar|
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