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Paleoanthropology 215


 
Module code ANA 215
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

Introduction to paleoanthropology, focusing on hominid fossil record, principles of evolution, principles of heredity, human variation, introduction to primatology, hominid taxonomy, time-frames and dating methods, fossilisation and taphonomy, trends in hominid evolution, hominid sites. Australopithecus, homo habilis, homo erectus, homo sapiens neanderthalensis, the origin of anatomically modern human beings, DNA studies, palaeo-environments, hominid diets, introduction to the development of culture, South African populations, human adaptation and modernisation.

Module credits 12.00
Service modules Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Anatomy
Period of presentation Semester 1

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