When: Oct 19 – Dec 7 10:00 am – noon
(no class Nov 23)
Where: The Hampton Inn
Cost: $219.00 for 7 session(s)
Type: In Person
Instructor: Matthew J. Rowe , Assistant Professor of Practice in the University of Arizona, School of Anthropology has directed research projects
Paleoanthropologists have tracked the story of human evolution through over 7 million years, by following the archaeological evidence of human development. The story begins with our large-bodied Miocene apes in Africa, traces the origins of bipedalism and cognitive expansion, and then follows human expansion out of Africa and into the rest of the world and beyond. We will cover seven major topics in 2-hour meetings, focusing on major discussions within paleoanthropology. Topics include understanding evolution, early hominids and the origin of bipedalism, cooking and anatomy, early migrations, art and cave paintings, the peopling of the Americas, and recent discoveries that are changing how we understand the development of modern humans.