ANTHRBIO 297 - Topics in Biological Anthropology
Section: 101 Mysteries of Ancient Bones
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s).
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The ancient skeleton “Lucy” discovered in 1974 remains one of the most complete and important specimens in the human fossil record. This course provides an opportunity for students to intimately learn about this one specific individual who lived 3.2 million years ago, and what her bones tell us about her species and human evolution in general. More importantly perhaps, this course will use Lucy’s old bones to understand the very nature of science and learn how paleoanthropologists come to know what they think they know about human origins and human evolution. Students will not be expected to have any background in osteology, paleontology or human evolution. This course will introduce students to basic concepts and methods in biological anthropology and the other sciences used to interpret fossil remains. Two teaching casts of Lucy are available for this course, and these will be employed as the students come to know and understand the significance of every curve, crack, and groove of the hominid skeleton called Lucy.

ANTHRBIO 297 - Topics in Biological Anthropology
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101 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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