ANTH 4250 Paleoanthropology

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the evolution of the human family, the Hominidae. Geological, paleontological, genetic, and archeological evidence from primary and secondary literature is critically assessed. Major topics include the appearance of the earliest hominids, distinguishing the most primitive members of genus Homo, discussing technological changes and their possible implications for early hominid behavior, and an evaluation of competing theories that address the origin of Homo sapiens. Course offered every other Fall semester. Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1300 OR ANTH 2000 OR ANTH 4540 
Credits: 3.0