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.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Students must have completed at least 60 credit points or obtain the subject coordinators permission
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The Human Career
PublisherUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
Principles of Human Evolution.
AuthorLewin, R. and R. Foley
PublisherBLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola Stern
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Ten short assignments (2,000-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5|
|One 2,000-word research essay||N/A||N/A||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|