This course is an introduction to the methods and concepts used in Biological Anthropology (also known as Physical Anthropology). Major topics include: the biological foundations of life; the classification of humans as members of the primate order; the comparative study of primate anatomy and behaviour; and the recovery and analysis of fossils relating to the evolution of our species. The course also covers the biological variations that exist within modern human population, as evidence of microevolution. Weekly laboratory exercises and occasional field trips provide students with a range of practical experience relating to these topics.
ANTH 101, 102.