121 Syllabus 2008

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Human Evolution Reader Index Article Title Page 1 Human Evolution Syllabus 2 Instructions for Written Assignments and Extra Credit Papers 3 A Classification of the Primates 4 One Possible Phylogenetic Tree for the Primates 5 Non-Human Primates 6 Diet and Primate Evolution 7 The Primate Fossil Record 8 Primate Origins Nailed 9 Shaking the Earliest Branches of Anthropoid Evolution 10 Evolution of Apes 11 Planet of the Apes 12 Oldest Gorilla Ages Our Joint Ancestor 13 In Search of the first hominids 14 Hominid revelations from Chad 15 Our Newest Oldest Ancestor? 16 Early Hominids: Diversity or Distortion? 17 Food Thought 18 Preyed Upon, Hominids Began to Cooperate 19 Hominid Harems 20 Primate bite: brawn versus brain 21 A Precious Little Bundle 22 Homing in on Early Homo 23 Out of Africa Again… and Again? 24 A New Body of Evidence 25 Were ‘Little People’ the First to Venture Out of Africa? 26 Tools Show Humans Reached Asia Early 27 Paleolithic Technology and Human Evolution 28 African Skull Points to One Human Ancestor 29 Oldest Members of Homo sapiens Discovered in Africa 30 Wither the Neanderthals? 31 Neanderthal Calorie Count 32 What Made Humans Modern? 33 Ancient Genomics is Born 34 DNA Probe Hints of Human 35 ‘Speech Gene’ tied to modern humans
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36 How We Came to be Human 37 Evolution, Consequences and Future of Plant and Animal domestication 38 Astonishing Micropygmies 39 Further Fossil Finds From Flores 40 Small But Smart? Flores Hominid 41 Fellowship of the Hobbit 42 How the Hobbit Shrugged- But is it Pathological 43 Part Man Part Computer
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Anthropology 121: Human Evolution Syllabus Instructor: Phil Walker T.A.: Susan Kuzminsky Office: HSSB 1002 Office: HSSB 2048 Office Hours: TuTh 2:00-3:00 or by appointment Office Hours: Wednesdays 1-3pm Office Phone: 685-8424 Office Phone: 685-8424 Email: pwalker@anth.ucsb.edu Email: susancarolk@gmail.com Class Web Site: http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/faculty/walker/classes/anth121/ Week Lecture Topic Reading 1 An Overview of Human Evolution S1-25 The Living Primates: Prosimians R3-4 2 The Living Primates: Anthropoids S26-49, R5-6 No Class on April 10: Go to the Santa Barbara Zoo and observe their primates! S50-81 S182-195 3 Paleontological Methods S200-07 S222-25 The Earliest Primates R7-8 4 Evolution of the Apes, The First Hominids S82-123 R9-12 Australopithecines S124-131 5 Midterm Thursday May 1 R 13-121 6 Australopithecine Lifeways S208-215 First short paper due Thursday May 8 R21-22 7 Homo habilis S132-151 Homo erectus 8 Homo erectus Lifeways S152-65, R23-29 Archaic Homo sapiens S166-175, Neanderthals and their Contemporaries S176-181 9 Second short paper due Thursday May29 R30-34 Neanderthal Lifeways 10 The Origins of Modern Humans S216-21 S226-29, S196-99 R35-43 The Radiation of Modern Homo sapiens Text: Chris Stringer and Peter Andrews,
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course ANTH 121 taught by Professor Walker during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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