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Prehistoric Cultures

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Understanding Humans: Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, 11th Edition
By Barry Lewis, Robert Jurmain, Lynn Kilgore
(Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1111831777
ISBN-13: 9781111831776 

Understanding Humans: Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, 11th ed.

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Text Reading Assignments

 
ANTHROPOLOGY

Week 01

  • Ch. 1, "Introduction to Anthropology," pp. 1-18

  • Page through the "Glossary," pp. 431-443
HEREDITY AND EVOLUTION
Week 02
  • Ch. 2, "The Development of Evolutionary Theory," pp. 19-36

  • Page through "Appendix A: Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy," pp. 415-422
Week 03
  • Ch. 3, "Heredity and Evolution" pp. 37-68
  • Ch. 4, "Modern Human Variation and Adaptation," pp. 69-94
  • Ch. 5, "Macroevolution: Processes of Vertebrate and Mammalian Evolution," pp. 95-114
    • 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. 428-430

(Check the Week 03 Assignments page for list of terms)
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PRIMATES
Week 04
  • Ch. 6, "An Overview of the Primates," pp. 115-144
Week 05
  • Ch. 7, "Primate Behavior," pp. 145-172
for basic concepts
(Check the Week 05 Assignments page for focus recommendations)
Week 06

assignment (after exam)

  • Ch. 8, "Understanding the Past: Archaeological and Paleoanthropological Methods," pp. 173-196


Exam #1
on Chs. 01-07, and other class materials

The DAY Midterm Exam Part I is scheduled for Week 06 Day 11, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 (on Chs. 01-07)

The CE Midterm Exam Part I is scheduled for Week 06, Monday, 15 October 2012, on Chs. 1-7

 


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PALEOANTHROPOLOGY / FOSSIL HOMININS
Week 07
  • Ch. 9, "Hominin Origins" pp. 197-230
Week 08
  • Ch. 10, "The First Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo erectus and Contemporaries," pp. 231-250
Week 09
  • Ch. 11, "Premodern Humans," pp. 251-278
Week 10

assignment (after exam)

  • Begin Ch. 12, "The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans," pp. 279-306


Exam #2
on Chs. 08-12, and other class materials

The DAY Midterm Exam Part II Week 10 Day 20, is scheduled for Thursday, 8 November 2012, on Chs. 8-11

The CE Midterm Exam Part II will be Week 11, Monday, 19 November 2012, on Chs. 8-11, 5:00-6:30

 


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ARCHAEOLOGY
Week 11

  • REM Ch. 12, "The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans," pp. 279-306

Week 12

  • Ch. 13, "Early Holocene Hunters and Gatherers," pp. 307-338
Week 13
  • Ch. 14, "Food Production," pp. 339-372
Week 14
  • Ch. 15, "The First Civilizations," pp. 373-406

  • Review, and prepare for the Final Exam
Week 15
  • Ch. 16, "Biocultural Evolution and the Anthropocene," pp. 407-414

  • Review, and prepare for the Final Exam
Week 16

 

Final Exam: The final exam will be cumulative in a general sense, although Chs. 13-16 will be covered in the same detail as the quizes.

The f2012 DAY Final Prehistoric Cultures Exam will be at 2:00-3:55 a.m. on Wednesday, 19 December 2012, in Cina 214

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)

 

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