DAWN OF HUMANITY
Credit points: 15
Our ancestors neither looked, or behaved, like us. This subject introduces our tool-using ancestors, the worlds they inhabited and the activities in which they engaged. We investigate the way in which archaeologists build a picture of the remote past from the bits of broken-up animal bones and chipped stone tools that survive in the archaeological record. This provides a springboard for discussing current understanding of the changes in technology, diet, social organisation and cognition that characterised our evolutionary story. We have a particular interest in the origin of our own species and in the establishment of modern cognition and behaviour.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNicola Stern
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Special conditions Core subject at first-year level in ABAR - Bachelor of Archaeology.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||The Human Past||Prescribed||Scarre, C. (ed.)||2ND EDITION, THAMES AND HUDSON 2009|
|Readings||Human Evolution: an illustrated introduction||Recommended||Lewin, R.||5TH EDITIONN, BLACKWELL SCIENCE 2005|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola Stern
One 2.0 hours lecture/film per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|nine on-line assignments (1,500-words equivalent)||25|
|one 1,500-word essay||40|
|one 1-hour examination (1,000 words equivalent)||35|