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Prehistoric Cultures

Fall Semester 2010 – CE

Anth 1602 47512 -090, 05:00 P.M. - 08:30 P.M., M (09/07/2010 - 12/16/2010),
Cina  214, Roufs, Tim, 4 credits

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Understanding Humans: Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, 10th ed.

Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing ©2010

ISBN-10: 0495604747
ISBN-13: 9780495604747

Barry Lewis   University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Robert Jurmain   Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University
Lynn Kilgore   Colorado State University
Understanding Humans: Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, 10th ed.
Neanderthals

Neandertals
Western lowland gorilla (female)

Western
lowland gorilla
"Hobbit" from Indonesia.

"Hobbit"
"Ötzi" The Iceman

"Ötzi"
"The Iceman"
Australopithecus robustus

Australopithecus
robustus

SK 48
Jane Goodall with Chimpanzee

Jane Goodall

Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell
Pierolapithecus

Pierolapithecus

"Lucy" hominid discovered at Hadar in 1974

         "Lucy"

Text image

       Late Sumerian
            ziggurat

            Ur, Iraq

Homo erectus.

Homo erectus

Cro-Magnon

Cro-Magnon

Text image

Cro-Magnon I

  !Kung San Hunters

!Kung San
Hunters


Homo erectus, Sangiran 17, Java

      Homo erectus
              Java

Welcome to Prehistoric Cultures

September  2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      1 2 3 4
   
Passenger pigeon.
Martha, the last passenger pigeon in the world, d. 1914, "alone in captivity in a cage at the Cincinnati Zoo"
     
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
 
U.S.A Labor Day
Holiday
Buddy Holly's
Birthday
       
12 13 14 15 16 17 18

~
CE Week 01
Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to Prehistoric Cultures
Handout: "Syllabus for Fall 2010" (Calendar)
Introduction
Slides: (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]
Orientation
slides: (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]
Main Characteristics of Anthropology
slides: (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]
 
the four fields of general anthropology
culture as a primary concept
comparative method as major approach
holism as a primary theoretical goal
fieldwork as a primary research technique
Other Important Terms
slides: (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]
Units of Analysis
slides: (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]
Three Major Prerineal Debates
slides: (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]
Finding Information
nlt 7:40
video:
Yanomamö: A Multidisciplinary Study
(45 min., 1970, VC 1290)

Controversy: Darkness in El Dorado
film HomePage
course viewing guide
~

~
assignment:
~
Ch. 1, "Introduction," pp. 1-18
~
page through the "Glossary," pp. 441-450
~
~
CE Case Study "What's New? Current Trends and New Discoveries" was due Friday, 21 September 2012, 11:55 p.m.
--Web: Texas A&M News

~
Meet Your Professor
(WebPage)
Slides: (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]

~

 


September  2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
 
~
CE Week 02
The Development of Prehistoric Cultures
Review assignment:
¤ Case Study
How to Study for Exams
slides: (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]
The Development of Prehistoric Cultures:
History of Thought and the Emergence of Key Concepts
WebPage
Lucretius to Perthes
slides (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
Darwin and Wallace
slides (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
Mendel
slides (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
Other Early Studies and Events
slides (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
Conceptual Changes 19th to 20th Century
WebPage
slides (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
~
nlt 7:34
video:
The Search for Adam
(51 min., 2005, DVD 1015)

film HomePage
course viewing guide
~
The Search for Adam CDRom.
~
~
~

In the News . . .

Why cavemen could hold the key to healthy eating -- Jess Halliday, FOODnavigator.com, 20 September 2010

~

assignment:
~
Ch. 2, "The Development of Evolutionary Theory," pp. 19-36
~
Page through "Appendix A: Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy," pp. 425-432
~
~

~

The Search for Adam CDRom.
~

 
26 27 28 29 30    
 
~
CE Week 03
Heredity and Evolution / Variation and Adaptation
 
Heredity and Evolution:
The National Geographic
Genographic Project
slides:
Roufs Genographic
nlt 5:42
video:
Patterns of Variation
(28 min., 2008, DVD 1932)
film HomePage
course viewing guide
nlt 6:25
video:
Journey of Man . . .
(120 min., 2003, DVD 742)
film HomePage
course viewing guide

assignment:
~
Ch. 3, "Heredity and Evolution" pp. 37-70
~
Ch. 4, "Modern Human Variation and Adaptation," pp. 71-98
~
Ch. 5, "Macroevolution: Processes of Vertebrate and Mammalian Evolution," pp. 99 -116
  • read and study for basic concepts and definitions
  • the main concepts and definitions will be reviewed in class
  • do not worry too much about the biochemistry and biostatistics
~
Page through "Appendix C: Population Genetics," pp. 438-440
 

(Check the Week 03 Assignments page for list of terms)
see note in Moodle

 
~
CE Case Study "What's New? Current Trends and New Discoveries" was due Friday, 21 September 2012, 11:55 p.m. to WebDrop <https://webdrop.d.umn.edu>
 

October  2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          1 2
             
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
~
CE Week 04
An Overview of the Primates
Handout:
"
Prehistoric and Contemporary Primates"
slides:
Prehistoric and Contemporary Primates
Introduction to the Primates
   —
Prosimians
("Pre-Monkeys")
   —
Monkeys
   —
Apes
Introduction to Primates
slides: (show) (.pdf) (.pptx)
nlt 7:36
video:
Monkey, Ape and Man
(49 min., 1971, VC 802)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Nobel Conference 46
, Gustavas Adolphus

Nobel Conference 46
, Gustavas Adolphus
     

assignment:
~
Ch. 6, "An Overview of the Primates," pp. 117-148
   
~
CE Case Study "What's New? Current Trends and New Discoveries" was due Friday, 21 September 2012, 11:55 p.m. to WebDrop <https://webdrop.d.umn.edu>

10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Charles Darwin, 1881, published "what he considered to be his most important book": The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms. . . .
~
CE Week 05
Primate Behavior
slides:
nlt 6:13
video:
Among the Wild Chimpanzees
(58 min., 1984, VC 806)
film HomePage
course viewing guide
nlt 7:31
video:
The Last Great Ape
(56 min., 2007, DVD 1150)
film HomePage
course viewing guide

assignment:
~
Ch. 7, "Primate Behavior," pp. 149-174
for basic concepts
(Check the Week 05 Assignments page for focus recommendations)
   
  Prepare for Exam #1

World Food Day

October  2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
 
~
CE Week 06
Midterm Exam 1
The CE Midterm Exam Part I is scheduled for Week 06, Monday, 15 October 2012, on Chs. 1-7
5:00-6:30
exam answer sheet
Methods: Introduction
slides:
nlt 7:25
video:
Search for the First Human – A Secrets of the Dead Special
(60 min., 2002, VC 4465)
film HomePage
course viewing guide

assignment:
 
Prepare for Exam #1
 
 

assignment (after exam)

~
Ch. 8, "Understanding the Past: Archaeological and Paleoanthropological Methods," pp. 175-200

4004 B.C., 9:00 a.m.,
World Created


Happy Birthday World!
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
 
~
CE Week 07
 

Review of Midterm 1-- CE

Methods
slides
nlt 6:57
video:
Discovering Ardi . . .
(88 min., 2009, DVD 1915)

film HomePage -- Discovery Channel

course viewing guide

assignment:
~
Ch. 9, "Hominin Origins," pp. 201-232

Discovering Ardi
 
31            
Haloween
           

November  2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1 2 3 4 5 6
 
~
CE Week 08
Methods
(cont.)
slides:
 
"Hominin Origins"
slides:
Introduction to Early Hominins (slides 17A)
nlt 6:22
video:
Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors, Part 1, "First Steps"
NOVA
(180 min., 2010, DVD 1964)

film HomePage
course viewing guide
nlt 7:38
video:
"Origins of Homo Sapiens: East African Roots"
part 2 of The Story of Hominid Evolution
(47 min., 1997, VC 3641, Pt. 2)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Day of the Dead,
Día de los Muertos
-- Mexico

assignment:
~
Ch. 10, "The Earliest Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo erectus and Contemporaries," pp. 233-254

video:
Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors, Part 1, "First Steps"
NOVA
(60 min., 2010, DVD 1964
)
film HomePage
course viewing guide

NOVA: Becoming Human Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors.

tba

Watch Becoming Human Part 1

 


 
7 8 9 10 11
Veterans Day
12 13
set clock
back 1 hour
~
CE Week 09
"Homo erectus . . ."
slides:
nlt 7:25
video:
Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors, Part 2, "Birth of Humanity"
NOVA
(180 min., 2010, DVD 1964)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

assignment:
~
Ch. 11, "Premodern Humans," pp. 255-282

video:
Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors, Part 2, "Birth of Humanity"
NOVA
(60 min., 2010, DVD 1964)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

tba

Watch Becoming Human Part 2

 

November  2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
 
International Education Week -- 15-19 November 2010
join IEWNet -- IEW Quiz
 
 
~
CE Week 10
"Premodern Humans" & Modern Humans
Neandertals and Other Archaic Homo sapiens
slides:
nlt 7:25
video:
Neanderthals on Trial
-- NOVA
(60 min., 2002, VC 4333)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

assignment:
 
Prepare for Exam #1
 
 

assignment (after exam)

~
Begin Ch. 12, "The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Human," pp. 283-310

 

November  2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
21 22 23
Darwin's Origin of Species
published, 1859
24 25 26
1922
Howard Carter enters the tomb of Tutankhamun
27
 
~
CE Week 11
Midterm Exam 2
The CE Midterm Exam Part II will be Week 11, Monday, 19 November 2012, on Chs. 8-11, 5:00-6:30
exam answer sheet
"Premodern Humans" & Modern Humans
slides:
nlt 7:25
video:
Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors, Part 3, "Last Human Standing"
NOVA
(180 min., 2010, DVD 1964)

film HomePage
course viewing guide
video:
Alien from Earth
(56 min., 2009, CC, DVD 1749)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

assignment:
  REM Ch. 12, "The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans," pp. 283-310

video:
Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors, Part 3, "Last Human Standing"
NOVA
(180 min., 2010, DVD 1964)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

tba

Watch Becoming Human Part 3



video:
Alien from Earth
(56 min., 2009, CC, DVD 1749)

 

The "Hobbit" WebPage
(Homo floresiensis)
film HomePage
course viewing guide

Alien from Earth Video.

Watch a Preview

Watch online

 

U.S.A. Holiday
Thanksgiving
Holiday
 
World Buy Nothing Day
[postcards]
*Female/male shopping patterns may have prehistoric roots
 

November  2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
28 29 30        
 

Review of Midterm 2 -- CE

~
CE Week 12
Modern Humans
 
Lithics: Stone Tool Manufacturing
slides:
Week(s)
  Tools: Osteodontokeratic and Lithic    
11 / 12
  Tools and Techniques: Basic Terms / Basic Types
(slides: tools_intro.pptx)
12
 
Making and Using Lithic Tools
(slides: tools_making-and-using.pptx)
   
Upper Paleolithic Tool Traditions
(slides: tools_Upper-Paleolithic.pptx )
nlt 6:34
video:
Blades and Pressure Flaking
(21 min., 1968)
film HomePage
course viewing guide
nlt 7:00
video:
Alan Alda, "Hand Made Human,"
from Scientific American Frontiers, "Life's Really Big Questions"
(Segment 2, 15 min., 2000)
film HomePage
course viewing guide
nlt 7:28
video:
Homo Sapiens: A Look into a Distant Mirror
(53 min., 1999, VC 4324)
film HomePage
course viewing guide

assignment:
~
Ch. 13, "Early Holocene Hunters and Gatherers," pp. 311-344

 

December  2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      1 2 3 4
             
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
 
~
CE Week 13
Hunting / Gathering / Foraging
slides:
nlt 6:40
video:
The Hunters
(72 min., 1958)
film HomePage
course viewing guide
nlt 7:57
video:
Patterns of Adaptation
(28 min., 2008, DVD 1891)
film HomePage
course viewing guide

St. Nicholas Day

assignment:
~
Ch. 14, "Food Production," pp. 345-386

 

December  2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
12 13 14 15 16
Ashura
16 December 2011
(in North America)
17 18
 
~
CE Week 14
"Food Production" and "The First Civilizations"
 
semester course evaluation
 
slides
nlt 5:10
video:
"Wisdom of the Stones: Life in the Neolithic Age"
part 1 of Secrets of the Stone Age Series
(51 min., 2000, VC 3906, pt. 1)

film HomePage
course viewing guide
nlt 6:15
video:
The Iceman
(56 min., 1992)
film HomePage
course viewing guide
nlt 7:25
video:
*"The Collapse"
from the Out of the Past series
(60 min., 1993, VC 2135)
* time permitting
film HomePage
course viewing guide

St. Lucia's Day


assignment:
~
Ch. 15, "The First Civilizations," pp. 387-424
   
 
Review, and prepare for the Final Exam
   
 
DAY and CE Prehistoric Cultures Extra Credit papers are due Friday, 7 December 2012
AVISO: Late Extra Credit Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date.

   

December  2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
19 20 21
Winter Solstice
22 23 24 25
 
The f2012 CE Prehistoric Cultures Final Exam will be Monday, 17 December 2012, 06:00 - 07:55 p.m. in Cina 214 (n.b. not 5:00)
   
Getting your other grades
Holiday
Christmas
26 27 28 29 30 31  
Boxing Day
Floating Holiday
Floating Holiday
   
Floating Holiday
 

January  2011

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
            1
           
New Year's Day
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 
Floating Holiday
         
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
             
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
 
Martin Luther
King Day
Spring semester
classes begin
       
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
             
30 31          
             

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Mother Goddess Hagar Qim,
Malta

Mother Goddess,  Hagar Qim, Malta
Copan

Copán, Honduras
Olmec head

Olmec Head,
Mexico
Text image

Grotte Chavet, France

Cell structure with Mitochondrial DNA.

generalized cell

Royal death mask of hammered gold from a Mycenaean shaft grave.

Royal Mycenaenan
Death Mask
Venus of Willendorf statuette

Venus of
Willendorf,
Austria
Homo sapiens, Australopithecus, and Chimpanzee.

Homo sapiens
Australopithecus
and Chimpanzee
Clovis point

Clovis point
Fossilized bones

Fossilized Bones
Orrorin tugenensis
Latoli footprints

Laetoli (Tanzania)
(oldest hominid footprints
in the world: 3.5 - 3.7 mya)
Bonobos: The Last Great Ape.

Bonobos
The Last Great Ape
Alan Alda talks with anthropologist Mary Marzke.

Alan Alda
talks with anthropologist
Mary Marzke
"Two old ergaster in the arid environment of Africa 1.5 million years ago."

"Two old ergaster in the arid environment
of Africa 1.5 million years ago.
"
BBC
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