ANTHRBIO 465 - Primate Functional Anatomy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
ANTHRBIO 351, 365, 368 or 566.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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This course is intended to introduce students to the evolutionary history of the primate radiation, particularly the evolution of monkeys, apes and humans, through an analysis of primate anatomy. The focus will be on the postcranial musculoskeletal anatomy of extant and fossil primates and reconstruction of the behavior of extinct forms. The course will include “field trips” to the University's Museum of Mammalogy to use skeletal collections, as well as use of the Anthropology Department's primate cast collection. It is assumed that students already have a basic knowledge of primate taxonomy and ecology. Advisory prereqs include ANTHRBIO 351, 365, 368 OR 566, although students with a background in vertebrate zoology or mammalogy may also enroll.

Intended audience: Juniors, seniors and graduate students.

Course Requirements: Two practical midterm exams (15% each); one final exam (20%); and five lab reports (10% each). Five written reports will be due over the course of the semester, four of which will be based on lab exercises. The final report will be a description of a “mystery fossil” given to the student for analysis.

Class Format: Class meets three hours per week: mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on learning in the department's bone lab. No GSI needed.

ANTHRBIO 465 - Primate Functional Anatomy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0120455919
An introduction to human evolutionary anatomy, Author: Leslie Aiello, Christopher Dean., Publisher: Academic Press 1990
ISBN: 0895825724
Photographic atlas for physical anthropology., Author: Paul F. Whitehead, William K. Sacco, Susan B. Hochgraf., Publisher: MORTON PUBLISHING CO (CO) 2002
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