Universität Wien FIND

300078 VO Hominid Evolution (2016W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

starts Oct 4th 2016, 2pm

2pm-4pm, Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG

1st examination date: Jan 31th 2017
2nd and 3rd examination date: April and May

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

starts Oct 4th 2016, 2pm

2pm-4pm, Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG

1st examination date: Jan 31th 2017
2nd and 3rd examination date: April and May

Tuesday 04.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 11.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 18.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 25.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 08.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 15.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 22.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 29.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 06.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 13.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 10.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 17.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 24.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

What makes us human and how do we differ from our extant and extinct relatives? How, when and where did we become human during our evolutionary history?

This course provides an overview about our evolution from a paleoanthropological viewpoint, discussing the fossil record of our ancestors and extinct relatives and drawing on other fields like comparative anatomy, paleontology, archeology, geology and genetics.

The goal of this course is to gain a basic understanding about our evolutionary past and to understand how we acquired our current knowledge and will learn more in the future.

The following topics will be discussed:
- excavation, classification, primates, Planet of the Apes in the Miocene
- dating methods
- early hominins: bipedal locomotion and adaptations to new habitats
- Australopithecus and Paranthropus
- brain evolution
- Early Homo and Homo erectus: the first members of our genus
- Homo in the Middle Pleistocene and the origin of Neandertals
- Neandertals
- the origin of modern humans
- ancient DNA
- human evolution is continuing

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam (multiple choice and two further questions)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

minimum requirement to pass: 50% of maximum points

Examination topics

all topics discussed in the lectures

Reading list

Literature for further reading:

Johanson D, Edgar B, From Lucy to Language, Simon & Schuster

Stringer C, Andrews P, The Complete World of Human Evolution, Thames & Hudson Ltd

Cartmill M, Smith FH, The Human Lineage, John Wiley &Sons Inc

Klein RG, The Human Career: Human Biological and Cultural Origins, The University of Chicago Press

Association in the course directory

BAN 2, BBO 8, BMG 10, BMB 10, BOE 11, BPB 11, BZO 11, BWF, B-BAN 2, B-BMG 11, B-BMB 10, B-BOE 11, B-BPB 12, B-BPF 8, B-BZO 11, MPB 5, MEV W-4, EC EA PM 1, UF BU 10, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04,

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