Universität Wien FIND

300078 VO Hominid Evolution (2019W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 14:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 15.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 22.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 29.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 05.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 12.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 19.11. 14:00 - 16:30 UZA2 Hörsaal 4 (Raum 2Z221) 2.OG
Tuesday 26.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 03.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 17.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 07.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Tuesday 21.01. 14:00 - 15:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG

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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: the first members of our genus
- Homo erectus
- Homo in the Middle Pleistocene and the origin of Neandertals
- Neandertals
- ancient DNA
- the origin of modern humans
- the dispersal of modern humans

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

minimum requirement to pass: 50% of full marks

Examination topics

all topics discussed in the lectures

Reading list

Bei Interesse an vertiefender Literatur:

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, EC EA PM 1, UF BU 10, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04,

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