Human Evolution


Explores issues fundamental to understanding humans’ place in nature from a biocultural perspective. What led to the evolution of bipedalism, large brains, and language? How do we define species in the fossil record? How can we reconstruct ancient diets and ecologies? The course will examine how new discoveries and advancements in biology are reshaping understandings of our evolutionary history.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for ANTHRO 201.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Associate Professor Judith Littleton

Recommended Reading

Fuentes, Augustin (2011). Biological Anthropology: Concepts & Connections, 2nd ed. (for those who haven’t done ANTHRO 102)


Coursework + exam


ANTHRO 201: 15 points


30 points in Anthropology or 60 points passed