Anthropology | Human Origins and Prehistory
A105 | 0411 | Hunt


In discussion groups, labs, and well-illustrated lectures the origins of
features that make humans unique are investigated.  Students learn what
our ancestors looked like at each stage of our evolution, and why.  We
search for the origins of bipedalism, the reasons for our loss of body
hair, and why we have large brains and rich diets.  We look for the
beginnings of our reliance on technology, and the roots of our current
numerical success.  Our fellow primates provide ecological and
evolutionary examples that guide our evolutionary investigation of humans.