PaleoanthropologyLocation: GC 5825 (GC 5825)
Special TopicsLocation: GC 5825 (GC 5825)
Paleoanthropology is the multidisciplinary field concerned with the biological and behavioral evolution of our hominin ancestors. Though traditionally associated with the study of the fossil remains of our hominin ancestors, contemporary paleoanthropology is often broadly defined to include research from the numerous fields that inform on hominin evolution, including archaeology, paleontology, geology, paleoclimatology, and genetics, among others. This course, which draws from evidence provided by all of these fields, provides a detailed overview of human biological and behavioral evolution over the last ~6 million years, ranging from the earliest hominins to the emergence of modern humans and their expansion across the globe.