Seminar Human Origins: An integrative approach

Course description Seminar Human Origins: An integrative approach
Year: 2010-2011
Catalog number: 1044P03Y
Teacher(s):
  • Dr K. MacDonald & prof. dr W. Roebroeks
Language: English
Blackboard: Unknown
EC: 5
Level: 500
Period: Semester 1, Block II
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Compulsory attendance

Prerequisites and restrictions

BA degree (or equivalent) in archaeology or a relevant discipline.
SAP and exchange students: admission after approval by the Graduate School of Archaeology.

Description

This course gives an in-depth confrontation with various models dealing with the evolution of the human niche, with a heavy emphasis on studies of Neandertal energetics, life histories and hunting difficulties, and application of these to the Neandertal fossil and archaeological record encountered in the Palaeolithic Europe: An introduction course.

Learning outcomes

  • Obtaining knowledge of various models dealing with the development of the human niche;
  • Ability to give a critical analysis of competing models;
  • Improvement of presentation skills, both oral and in writing.

Mode of delivery

Seminar, based on literature study and written assignments.

Assessment

  • Active participation;
  • Written assignments.

Reading list

To be announced.

Time schedule

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

Languages