An introduction to palaeoanthropology

Vakbeschrijving An introduction to palaeoanthropology
Collegejaar: 2014-2015
Studiegidsnummer: 1044P05Y
Docent(en):
  • Prof. dr J.A. Hublin et al.
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 5.0
Niveau: 500
Periode: Semester 1, Blok II
Onderwijstijd in uren
(excl. zelfstudie):
32:00 uur
  • Geen Keuzevak
  • Geen Contractonderwijs
  • Geen Exchange
  • Geen Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Compulsory attendance

Yes.

Admission requirements

Palaeolithic Europe: An introduction obtained.

Description

This course introduces the participants to new developments in the field of palaeoanthropology with a focus on the physical anthropological evidence for hominin evolution, with special attention for various new methods developed and used within the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig).

Course objectives

  • Knowledge of key species in hominin evolution, with a focus on Eurasian Middle and Late Pleistocene;
  • Knowledge of scientific methods for the study of human evolution;
  • Insights into the interdisciplinary character of Palaeoanthropology and the progress made in recent years by the integration of various approaches.

Ects distribution

The course load will be distributed as follows:

  • 7×2 hours of lectures;
  • 280 pages of literature;
  • Assignment.

Timetable

Course schedule details can be found in the RMA time schedule.

Mode of instruction

  • Lectures;
  • Literature study.

Assessment method

Written assignment on one of the topics addressed during the one-week lecture series (details on Blackboard).

Assessment deadline

All assessment deadlines (exams, retakes, paper deadlines etc.) can be found in the examination schedule.

Reading list

R. Klein, The Human Career (3rd edition). Chicago University Press (2009), chapters 5, 6, 8.

Registration

Register for this course via uSis.
Instructions for registration can be found in the uSis manual.

Contact information

For more information about this course, please contact prof. dr. J.A. Hublin.

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