ANTH1014 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Term 1 & 2

Basic evolutionary biology as applied in anthropology, covering evolutionary theory, socio-biology, introductory primate behaviour, taxonomy and phylogenetic reconstruction.  Introduction to the similarities and differences between humans and non-human primates from both biological and behavioural points of view.  Introductory overview of human adaptation to different environmental and other stresses; General introduction to human nutritional requirements and problems. Introductory overview of the fossil and archaeological evidence for human evolution, and of the interpretation of this evidence.  Introductory survey of principles and findings in the fields of nutrition, environmental physiology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases relevant to the study of human ecology.


Taught by: Dr Andrea Migliano, Prof Volker Sommer
Assessment: 3 hour unseen written exam (100%) + 4 x 1500 words non-assessed essays
Student Contact Hours:
2 hour lecture + 1 hour tutorial per week
Prerequisites: None. Anthropology first year core course.
Option Type:
Biological Anthropology

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