Bioarchaeology and Human Evolution

Master'’s Degree in Archaeological Techniques, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho n.º 7701/2016 09/06/2016

ECTS; º Ano, , 0,0 T + 0,0 PL + 0,0 TP + 0,0 P + 0,0 TC + 0,0 S + 0,0 E + 0,0 OT + 0,0 O

Lecturer

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
The students should be able to identify the main bones of the human skeleton, to interpret the human bones in archaeological contexts, be familiar and interpret the major events of the human evolutionay history and the human natural history.

Program
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN OSTEOLOGY.
CONCEPTS OF TAPHONOMY.
RECOVEY OF HUMAN REMAINS IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXTS.
DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN BONES.
SKELETAL RECONSTRUCTION.
SPECIFIC DOMAINS: PALAEOPATHOLOGY.
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN EVOLUTION.
THE EARLIEST HOMINIDS.
THE FIRST AFRICAN DIASPORA.
THE NEANDERTHALS.
THE MODERN MAN'S ANCESTORS

Evaluation Methodology
Test.

Bibliography
- Jurmain, R. (2008). Introduction to Physical Anthropology. Wadsworth: NJ.

Method of interaction
Oral presentation; observationa nd analysis of osteological material and fossil moulds, powerpoint presentations.

Software used in class