- Code ANTH2051
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Anthropology
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Simone Dennis
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2016
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Intensive study of a particular theme in anthropology, through a combination of lectures, tutorials and prescribed readings.
The topic being offered this semester is –
- Enduring Themes in Anthropology
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Topic for Semester 2 2016
Title: Fossils, Bones, Teeth and Tools: Clues to the lives of our ancestors
Description: In this course, students will learn about the different ways that fossils, bones, teeth and stone tools can be used to infer the behaviour of our hominin ancestors. In the first part of the course we will review the fossil hominin and archaeological record and will cover some of the key theoretical concepts relevant for reconstructing the behaviour of our ancestors. We will then turn our attention to sexual dimorphism and size variation in our fossil hominin ancestors and ask questions about whether we can reliably reconstruct aspects of the social behaviour of extinct hominin groups. During the final part of the course we will examine what teeth can tell us about hominin life history and diet, what stone tools can tell us about the cognition and behaviour of our extinct hominin ancestors, and explore the genetic evidence for interbreeding among our more recent hominin relatives.
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2 hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week
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|18 Jul 2016
|29 Jul 2016
|31 Aug 2016
|28 Oct 2016