BSc Biology with Industrial/Professional Experience / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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Course unit details:
Primate Evolution and Human Origins
|Unit level||Level 6|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This research-led unit is taught by staff who are actively investigating aspects of primate biology and human morphological and behavioural evolution. The unit will cover a broad range of evidence and approaches including the morphology, behaviour and phylogentic relationships of extinct and extant primates; the origins of key hominin adaptations such as bipedalism and enhanced cognitive capacities; and the major evolutionary transformations in morphology and behaviour in the human lineage.
This unit reviews the palaeontological, archaeological and genetic evidence for primate and human evolution with a strong emphasis on recent theoretical advances and new discoveries that have made significant contributions to this field of research during the past decade.
|Andrew Chamberlain||Unit coordinator|