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AR2406 - Hominin Evolution

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

This subject critically traces recent developments in the study of human and non-human primate evolution with a special focus on members of the Hominidae and Pongidae. Both fossil and living evidence is examined, as are possibilities for further research on hominoid evolution.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire an understanding of how to set up an appropriate research design for work on hominoid evolution;
  • acquire an understanding of primate and human evolution;
  • acquire skills for relevant archaeological laboratory methods;
  • acquire skills for relevant archaeological survey methods;
  • learn how to distinguish critically between biological, cultural and biocultural evolution.
AR3009 and AR3406


Cairns, External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Matthew Leavesley.
Workload expectations:
  • 2 hours - Electronic communication via LearnJCU and email
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (50%); (50%).

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