ANTHP 30500 - Evolution of the Human Skeleton
The goal of this course is to understand the biology of the human skeleton: know all of the bones of the human body, how they work, and how they evolved This course will cover basic bone and muscle biology, bone and bone landmark identification, basic dental anatomy, basic functional interpretation, and discuss the evolution of the human skeleton with comparisons to great ape and fossil material. Typically, there will be two class periods spent on a given topic: the first class meeting will be a lecture and the second class meeting on a given topic will provide a laboratory-type setting where students can handle and work with real osteological specimens and/or fossil casts. Occasionally, the first half of a class period will be a lecture, and the second half will be a lab. Worksheets/Study Guides will be provided and are expected to be completed by the end of the lab. In order to become skilled in bone identification and do well in the course, additional study time with the bones will most likely be necessary. We will set up a system to encourage and facilitate study time outside of class.
prereq: ANTHP 10100 (Intro. to Physical Anthropology: Human Evolution) or
ANTHP 10200 (Intro. to Physical Anthropology: Human Variation) or
ANTHP 10500 (The Human Species) or BIOL 10200 (Principles of Biology 2).