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[Human Evolutionary Biology 1940. Science and the Human Past: Case Studies at the Cutting Edge: Conference Course]

Catalog Number: 51687
Michael McCormick and Noreen Tuross
For Undergraduates and Graduates
Half course
(spring term).
M., 1-3 pm
Exam Group: 6,7
Examines recent and ongoing discoveries that show how the natural sciences are revolutionizing understanding of the human past across temporal and geographic boundaries. Topics include how archaeology, history and science illuminate and are illuminated by Jomon Pottery, ancient and medieval coins, silk, climate change, and genomics. Mixes classic classroom, seminar-style teaching with classes held as field-trips to New England museums, landscapes and laboratories.