15 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This unit will present a seminar-based survey of the literature about early hominid fossils, covering both historical and recent original descriptions of major hominid fossil finds. It will explore how descriptions and interpretations of such fossils has changed through time, and in light of developments in the field of palaeoanthropology such as changes in phylogenetic methods, the prominence of major models about human evolution & adaptation, theoretical and philosophical issues, the rise of ancient DNA methods, and the impact of significant new fossils themselves.

Staff Contact: Kevin Kuykendall
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, 15 minute presentation

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