Anthropology

ANTH2505Biological Anthropology and the Human Skeleton3 ch (3C) [W]

Biological anthropologists attempt to reconstruct the lives of people using human remains from both forensic and archaeological contexts. In this course, students are introduced to the application of biological anthropology to past human populations through analysis of their biological remains (bones, teeth and preserved soft tissues). Topics include: determining and understanding population demographics (age, sex, ancestry, and stature), health and disease, chemical and genetic analysis, and quantitative methods and population studies.

Prerequisite: ANTH 1002 (or equivalent) or permission of the instructor.