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ANT1Lecture1 - Anthropology 1 Winter 2008 Human...

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Unformatted text preview: Anthropology 1 Winter 2008 Human Evolutionary Biology Why Study Human Evolutionary Biology? It will make you rich and famous? Probably not It is SO fascinating? Definitely And it fulfills lots of requirements. . . Different Phenotypes Human Chimpanzee Years 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Chimpanzee Human Juvenile Adult Chimpanzee Human Pagel NV feature MH 12/3/04 5:49 pm Page 275 news and views feature PICTURE CREDITS PAGE 278 The cultural wealth of nations Mark Pagel and Ruth Mace Why, when the human race shows comparatively little genetic variation, are cultural differences so widespread and enduring? Thinking about cultures in terms of biological species provides some provocative answers. Class Structure Part 1. How does evolutionary theory help us explain human genetic, phenotypic, and cultural diversity? Part 2. How did differences between humans and chimpanzees come about in the 6 million years since sharing a common ancestor? Part 1. Understanding Human Diversity Molecular genetics and inheritance Forces of evolution Part 2. Understanding How Humans Diverged from Chimpanzees and Other Primates Speciation and primate diversity Chimpanzees vs. humans Primate socioecology Part 2. Understanding How Humans Diverged from Chimpanzees Fossils Associated artifacts and food remains Genomes of living humans and primates Zeray Alemseged discovering a 3.3 million year old child's skeleton in Ethiopia 21 September 2006 announcement UCD Professor Henry McHenry Conducting Research Neandertal Female Pelvis (Hip Bones) Cutmarks From Stone Tools Information From the Genome Sometimes Ancient DNA Get to Know Your Friendly & Accomplished TAs Corin Boyko Ryan Boyko Cassandra Brown Bill Cotter Vicken Hillis Gina Jorgenson Robert Nash Amy Porter Your Professor Tim Weaver Studies the fossil evidence for human evolution, especially the Neandertals http://www.anthro.ucdavis.edu My Contact Information E-Mail: tdweaver@ucdavis.edu Office: 204 Young Hall Office Hours: MW 9:30-10:30 AM & by appointment Your TAs will announce their office hours at your first discussion section Your Responsibilities 1 Attend lectures Some material and examples presented in the lectures will not be in the textbook Lectures will help you better understand the readings I will show three films in class Your Responsibilities 2 Do the assigned readings before class You will be responsible for them Your Responsibilities 3 Check the class website regularly http://smartsite.ucdavis.edu Log in with your UC Davis username and password No reader for the class Syllabus already posted Announcements, handouts, lecture slides will be posted Your Responsibilities 4 Attend your discussion section Meet in Social Sciences 233 You should already be registered for a particular section time Sections start NEXT week This week, I will put a handout up on the website that you should download and read before your first discussion section Your Responsibilities 5 Abide by the Code of Academic Conduct Set of policies that forbids cheating, plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty http://sja.ucdavis.edu/cac.html Grading Midterm Exam (30%) Weeks 1-5 2 Short Essay Assignments (30%) 15% each More details later Discussion Sections (10%) Final Exam (30%) Cumulative Will emphasize weeks 6-10 ...
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