Anthropology 604

Professor Michael Pietrusewsky

Physical Anthropology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa
Tel.: 956-6653


Physical Anthropology Graduate Core Course

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This core course in physical anthropology offers a theoretical and conceptual basis for investigating evolution and variation in living and past human (and to a lesser extent non-human primate) populations. The general weekly topics to be covered include: the history of physical anthropology, biological basis of life, heredity, theory of evolution, biological classification and systematics, primate studies, primate fossils, paleoanthropology, genetic variation, race, climatic adaptation, human growth and nutrition, and studies of biology and culture. Where possible, issues and topics of recent concern in the field will be discussed. The text and assigned readings provide background and perspective to the weekly topics. Class attendance and participation in the general discussion is mandatory.