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300078 VO Hominid Evolution (2012W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

Die Vorbesprechung findet am Dienstag dem 9. Oktober um 13 s.t. Uhr im HS 1 statt.
Nachfolgende Termine sind immer jeweils am Dienstag 13:00-15:00 Uhr ebenfalls HS1.



Aims, contents and method of the course

- Primates; the planet of the apes in the Miocene
- Methods: Excavation and survey; fieldwork; dating
- Upright walking: Ardipithecus, Orrorin, bipedalism, habitat and adaptations of the early hominins
- Australopithecus, Paranthropus
- Brain evolution
- Diet: hunting and scavenging; the first humans
- Homo erectus, Out of Africa I
- Origin of the Neanderthals
- Late Neanderthals, Archaeology, Interactions between Neanderthals and modern humans
- The Origin of modern humans I
- The Origin of modern humans II
- Humans continue to evolve

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

B-BAN 2, BAN 3, B-BMG 11, B-BMB 10, B-BOE 11, B-BPB 12, B-BPF 8, B-BZO 11, MPB 5, MEV W-4

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