Anthropology | Theory and Method in Human Paleontology
B524 | 0470 | Hunt


B524 is designed principally to give bioanthropology PhD students a deeper
understanding of fossil hominid evolution and adaptation than is possible
in an advanced lecture-format class such as B464.  After completing B524
students will be familiar with the corpus of the human fossil record and
aware of significant current issues in human paleontology.  We will pay
particular attention to hypothesis testing, evolutionary theory, niche
theory, interspecific competition, human fossil skeletal anatomy,
functional anatomy, and behavioral reconstruction.  Methods of
morphological and phylogenetic analysis such as morphometrics and
cladistics will be covered in labs and discussion.  Students in B524 are
required to take exams in B464, offered the same semester.