1500 Lecture 12W physical anthropology

1500 Lecture 12W physical anthropology - Physical...

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Physical Anthropology Prof. L. Molot ENVS 1500 Lecture 12W March 28, 2016
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Homo sapiens : pre-historic, historic & present I. Brief overview of Anthropology II. Origins of Homo sapiens (a very brief review ) III. The alternative hypotheses to video Journey of Man IV. Descriptions of human variation past & present V. Discriminating scientific information
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From Jurmain et al. Essentials of Physical Anthropology 2004 I. Introduction to Physical Anthropology Footprints from Laetoli; 5-1.8 mya
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Definition “Physical or biological anthropology deals with the evolution of humans, their variability, and adaptations to environmental stresses. Using an evolutionary perspective, we examine not only the physical form of humans - the bones, muscles, and organs - but also how it functions to allow survival and reproduction .” - i.e., how have hominids evolved and why
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