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AR2406 - Hominin Evolution

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

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 AR3406


Cairns, Study Period 2, External
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Anna Willis.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (50%); (50%).

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