Credit points: 15
Our ancestors first appeared on the African landscape between 7 and 6 million years ago, but it was not until two and a half million years ago that one or more of them began to litter the landscape with durable material remains. These early litterbugs unwittingly provided their descendants with a unique if enigmatic record of their activities. Although this record comprises little more than chipped stone tools and broken-up animal bones, it has the potential to yield a wealth of information about the behaviour and ecology of our ancestors. This subject explores how Palaeolithic archaeologists decode the behavioural and evolutionary significance of these remains.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNicola Stern
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of archaeology subjects or co-ordinator's approval
Incompatible subjects ARC3PAL
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||The Human Career||Prescribed||Klein, R.G.||3RD EDN, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS 2009|
|Readings||Principles of Human Evolution.||Recommended||Lewin, R. and R. Foley||BLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD. 2ND EDITION. 2004.|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola Stern
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|One 2,000-word essay||50|
|Ten short on-line assignments (2,000-words equivalent)||50|