ANTH3052 - Primate Evolution and Environments
The course has two parts. The first part provides required background knowledge:
- An introduction to modern primates and their habitats;
- Knowledge of the tools used to interpret the fossil record (time proxies, climate proxies, behavioural proxies);
- An introduction to Cenozoic climate history and its causes.
The second part builds on this knowledge in order to:
- Contextualise primate evolution (phylogenetically, chronologically, environmentally);
- Generate an understanding of how major changes in environmental conditions have influenced primate evolution;
- Discuss the role of modern humans as environmental factors influencing species and habitat diversity.
Dr Christophe Soligo
|Assessment:||1 Lab report 10%, 1 essay 2,000 words 30%; 1 Open book take home exam (7 days, 3000 words) 60%|
Student Contact Hours:
||2 hour lecture + 2 hour seminar/practical per week. 1-day palaeontological field trip.|
|Prerequisites:||ANTH1014: Introduction to Biological Anthropology (ANTH1014B for Human Sciences students) or other appropriate biological background.|