3.987 Human Evolution: Data from Palaeontology, Archaeology, and Materials Science


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Examines human physical and cultural evolution over the past five million years via lectures and labs that incorporate data from human palaeontology, archaeology, and materials science. Topics include the evolution of hominin morphology and adaptations; the nature and structure of bone and its importance in human evolution; and the fossil and archaeological evidence for human behavioral and cultural evolution, from earliest times through the Pleistocene. Laboratory sessions include study of stone technology, artifacts, and fossil specimens.

This class has no prerequisites.

3.987 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by K. Grossman.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 1-150.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

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