ANTH 215 Human Origins

An introduction to human origins from the perspective of biological and cultural anthropology.  Examines the biological and behavioral adaptations of primates, the emergence of hominids, the taxonomy of human ancestry, and the socioeconomic organization of early societies.  Course examines the behavioral characteristics crucial to the emergence of Homo sapiens including resource exploitation; technology; natural resource management; knowledge and use of plant and animal species; language and symbolism.

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