• 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
  • Course convener
    • Simone Dennis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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

Other Information

Academic Contact: soaa.admin.cass@anu.edu.au

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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Workload

2 hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of Anthropology (ANTH) Courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANTH6051. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9882 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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