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Human Origins

· Prof. Michael Pietrusewsky · Office Hours: Dean 207; Wed 9-11 AM, or by appointment. · [email protected]

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Handouts

Syllabus Week-at-a-Glance Assignment # 1 Assignment #2

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Syllabus

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Texts

· Glenn C. Conroy. 2005. Reconstructing Human Origins. · Roger Lewin, Roger 2005. Human Evolution: An Illustrated Introduction 5th edition. Wiley-Blackwell.

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Assignment # 1 Annotated Bibliography

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Assignment # 2 Research Paper

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Exams & Grading

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Some Web Sites

BBC: The Evolution of Man Smithsonian ­ Homosapiens Smithsonian ­ The Human Origins Program Becoming Human: B i H Paleoanthropology, Evolution and Human Origins, presented by Arizona State University's Institute of Human Origins

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Paleoanthropology

· Fossil record · Cultural/archaeological record · Non-human primates

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Paleoanthropologists

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Primates

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Work-in-Progress

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Fossil Discoveries

New Technology Problem-oriented New dating techniques

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Scientific Method

· · · · Theories Hypothesis testing Observations/facts More testing

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Who are we and how did we get here?

· Direct (fossil) · Indirect (comparative approach)

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This Course

· Fossil evidence · Anatomy and behavior of living primates · Genetic evidence · New discoveries · New theoretical approaches

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