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Introduction of Physical Anthropology
(ANTH 215 & 215L)

Instructor: Prof. Michael Pietrusewsky
Physical Anthropology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa


Physical anthropology is a biological science which focuses on adaptations, variability, and the evolution of humans and their nearest relatives, living and fossil. Because human biology is studied in the context of human culture and behavior, physical anthropology is also a social science. This course serves as an introduction to the field. The areas to be covered include the principles of evolution, biological basis of life, Mendelian and population genetics, human diversity, human (climatic) adaptability, growth and nutrition, biological classification, the biology and behavior of non-human primates (primatology), and the study of primate and human fossils (paleoanthropology).

A separate laboratory (1 credit) is offered in conjunction with this course. All those registered for the lecture course are required to register for one of the lab sections (ANTH 215L). Separate grades will be given for each course.

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Class
Lab
Lab Lectures
Description
Description
Lab 01
Outline
Outline
Lab 02
Film Review List
Exam 1 Study Guide
Lab 03
Film Review Sheet
Exam 2 Study Guide
Lab 04
Extra Credit
 
Lab 05
Exam 1 Study Guide
 
Lab 06
Exam 2 Study Guide
 
Lab 07
Exam 2 Review
 
Lab 08
 
Lab 09
Class Lectures
Lab 10
Lecture 01
Lecture 15 [handout]
Lab 11
Lecture 02 [handout]
Lecture 16 [handout]
 
Lecture 03 [handout]
Lecture 17 [handout]
Lab Exercises
Lecture 04 [handout]
Lecture 18 [handout]
Lab 01
Lecture 05 [handout]
Lecture 19 [handout]
Lab 02
Lecture 06 [handout]
Lecture 20 [handout]
Lab 03
Lecture 07 [handout]
Lecture 21 [handout]
Lab 04
Lecture 08 [handout]
Lecture 22 [handout]
Lab 05
Lecture 09 [handout 1][handout 2]
Lecture 23 [handout]
Lab 06
Lecture 10 [handout]
Lecture 24 [handout]
Lab 07
Lecture 11 [handout]
Lecture 25 [handout]
Lab 08
Lecture 12 [handout]
Lecture 26 [handout]
Lab 09
Lecture 13 [handout]
Lecture 27 [handout]
Lab 10
Lecture 14 [handout]
Summary Human Evolution
Lab 11