ANTH1002Introduction to Archaeology and Biological Anthropology3 ch (3C)

This course considers long-term human biological and cultural change. The course introduces biological anthropology via the study evolutionary processes, the human evolutionary tree, and human diversity. This course then considers questions surrounding the evolution of culture and language. To introduce archaeology, the course presents processes of cultural change and major archaeological discoveries from paleolithic, mesolithic, pre-contact and historical cultures. Throughout, emphasis is placed on how archaeological and palaeoanthropological sites are formed and studied. The course includes a variety of laboratory exercises. Students who receive credit for ANTH 1303/ARCH 1303 cannot receive credit for ANTH 1002.