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ENV435E - Human evolution and environment

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): John Grindrod

Offered

Not offered in 2009

Synopsis

The evolution of humans in Africa from hominid precursors, to the genus Homo. The movement of humans out of Africa and subsequent world colonisation. Animal precursors to human behavioural traits. Archaeological evidence for the development of tool use and increasingly complex lifestyles. The ecology of pre-industrial people especially Homo sapiens. Case studies of the early arrival and sustained ecological influence of people in Australia and the Pacific region.

Assessment

Essay (3000 words): 60%
Field report (2000 words): 40%

Contact hours

12 day intensive field based unit

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