IntroHumPal1

IntroHumPal1 - Welcome to Anthropology 350 Principles of...

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Welcome to Anthropology 350 Principles of Paleoanthropology Fred H. Smith SCH 332 8-5792 11-12 TTR or by appointment <fsmith@ilstu.edu>
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Teaching Assistant - Lab Schedule - Rules Arika Ward: amward@ilstu.edu Lab Hours : T 6-8 pm; W 6-8 pm Or anytime the lab is not in use – see Dr. Smith or secretaries in department office (SCH 332) Honor system – handle material carefully, put everything back where you found it, don’t bring others into lab without permission, don’t take anything out of the lab, keep the lab neat. Don’t brag to everyone that you know where all the cool bones are!
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Smith’s Summary Class Evaluation
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Paleoanthropology study of human evolution – several disciplines paleolithic archaeology – earliest evidence of human cultural behavior molecular biology – genetics comparative anatomy – morphology paleoenvironments primate behavior chronology but the key discipline is…
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Human Paleontology Scientific study of the fossil record pertinent to the origin and evolution of humans (hominins) - and the processes and principles that apply to that study
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Three Epochs of Geological Time Miocene (23.5 – 5.2 million years ago – mya): (1) origin and radiation of apes – “Age of Apes”; (2) possible earliest hominins – Sahelanthropus ~7mya Orrorin ~ 6mya Sahelanthropus Ororrin Dryopithecus
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Three Epochs of Geological Time Pliocene (5.2 – 1.75 mya): (1) origin and radiation of Australopithecus and related forms; (2) origin of the genus Homo Sterkfontein Hadar Hadar Koobi Fora
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Three Epochs of Geological Time Pleistocene (1.75 – 0.012 mya [12,000]): (1) terminal australopithecines; (2) radiation of Homo; (3) origin of modern people Herto Qafzeh Koobi Fora Olduvai Gorge Petralona La Ferrassie
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course ANT 350 taught by Professor Fredh.smith during the Spring '10 term at Harper.

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