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Required Readings


Amazon logo Campbell, B. G., J. D. Loy, and K. Cruz-Uribe. Humankind Emerging. 9th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2005. ISBN: 9780205423804.

Other Required Readings

Aiello, L. C., and M. Collard. "Our newest oldest ancestor?" Nature 410 (2001): 526-27.

Ambrose, S. H. "Paleolithic technology and human evolution." Science 291 (2001): 1748-53.

Bingham, P. M. "Human evolution and human history: a complete theory." Evolutionary Anthropology 9, no. 6 (2000): 248-257.

Begun, D. R. "Planet of the Apes." Scientific American 289, no. 2 (August 2003): 74-83.

Bunn, H., J. W. K. Harris, G. Isaac, Z. Kaufulu, E. Kroll, K. Shick, N. Toth, and A. K. Behrensmeyer. "FxJj 50: an Early Pleistocene site in northern Kenya." World Archaeology 12, no. 2 (1980): 109-36.

Diamond, J. "The worst mistake in the history of the human race." Discover 8, no. 5 (May 1987): 64-66.

Fischman, J. "Hard evidence." Discover 13, no. 2 (February 1992): 44-51.

Gabunia, L., S. C. Antón, D. Lordkipanidze, A. Vekua, A. Justus, and C. C. Swisher III. "Dmanisi and Dispersal." Evolutionary Anthropology 10, no. 5 (2001): 158-170.

Isaac, G. L. "The food-sharing behavior of protohuman hominids." Scientific American 238, no. 4 (April 1978): 90-109.

Jablonski, N. G., and G. Chaplin. "Skin Deep." Scientific American 287, no. 4 (October 2002): 74-81.

Lahr, M. M., and R. Foley. "Human evolution writ small." Nature 431 (2004): 1043-44.

Amazon logo Lovejoy, O. "Modeling human origins: are we sexy because we're smart, or smart because we're sexy?" In The Origin and Evolution of Humans and Humanness. Edited by D. T. Rasmussen. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 1993, pp. 1-28. ISBN: 9780867208573.

Mitani, J. C., D. P. Watts, and M. N. Muller. "Recent Developments in the Study of Wild Chimpanzee Behavior." Evolutionary Anthropology 11, no. 1 (2002): 9-25.

Molleson, T. "The eloquent bones of Abu Hureyra." Scientific American 271, no. 2 (1994): 70-75.

Amazon logo Molnar, S. Human Variation. 3rd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1991, pp. 212-256, chapter 6. ISBN: 9780134461625.

Rightmire, G. P. "Human evolution in the Middle Pleistocene: the role of Homo heidelbergensis." Evolutionary Anthropology 6, no. 6 (1998): 218-227.

Shipman, P., W. Bosler, and K. L. Davis. "Butchering of giant geladas at an Acheulian site." Current Anthropology 22 (1981): 257-68.

Waal, F. de. "Bonobo sex and society." Scientific American 272, no. 3 (March 1995): 82-88.

White, T. D., B. Asfaw, D. DeGusta, H. Gilbert, G. D. Richards, G. Suwa, and F. C. Howell. "Pleistocene Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia." Nature 423 (2003): 742-747.

Wong, K. "Who were the Neandertals?" Scientific American 282, no. 4 (April 2000): 98-107.

Wood, B., and M. Collard. "The changing face of genus Homo." Evolutionary Anthropology 8, no. 6 (1999): 195-207.

1-2Introduction: The Search for Human Ancestors, Approaches to the Study of Human Evolution and an Introduction to Human OsteologyCampbell, et al. Chapters 1 and 3.
3-4Evolutionary Processes and Time ScalesCampbell, et al. Chapters 2 and 5, pp. 132-37, appendix 2
5Modern Primates and Their Relevance to Understanding Human Origins

Campbell, et al. Chapter 4.

Waal. 1995

Mitani et al. 2002.

6Tertiary Higher Primates: Our Pre-Hominid Predecessors

Campbell, et al. Chapter 5.

Begun. 2003.

7-8Earliest Hominids: The Australopithecines and Affines

Campbell, et al. Chapters 6, 7, and 8.

Aiello and Collard. 2001.

9Early Hominids - Variations and Taxonomy - Presentations
10Hominid / Human Origins: Hypotheses and Speculation

Campbell, et al. Chapters 8 and 9. (esp. pp. 240-250.)

Isaac. 1978.

Lovejoy. 1993.

Bingham. 2000.

11Early Homo: How Should Homo Be Defined?

Campbell, et al. Chapter 8.

Wood and Collard. 1999.

12-13The Archaeology of the Early Hominids I: Olduvai Gorge and Koobi Fora

Campbell, et al. Chapter 9.

Bunn, et al. 1980.

14The Archaeology of the Early Hominids II: Interpreting Early Hominid Behavior and Current Research DirectionsCampbell, et al. Chapter 9.
15Midterm Exam
16Homo ergaster and erectus: Emerging Modern Morphology

Campbell, et al. Chapter 10.

Gabunia, et al. 2001.

17Slowly Emerging Modern Behaviors: Early Stone Age / Lower Palaeolithic Age

Campbell, et al. Chapters 11, 12, and 13.

Ambrose. 2001.

Shipman, et al. 1981.

18Homo heidelbergensis and neanderthalensis or Early "Archaic" H. sapiens?

Campbell, et al. Chapters 12 and 13.

Rightmire. 1998.

19-20"Archaics": Not Quite Us Physically, Not Quite Us Mentally

Campbell, et al. Chapter 14.

Fischman. 1992.

Wong. 2000.

21Origin of Modern Homo sapiens: Morphology and Genetic Evidence

Campbell, et al. Chapter 15.

White, et al. 2003.

Lahr and Foley. 2004.

22-23Modern Homo sapiens I: Cultural Diversity Becomes the NormCampbell, et al. Chapter 16.
24Modern Homo sapiens II: To the Threshold of Civilization

Campbell, et al. Chapter 17.

Diamond. 1987.

Molleson. 1994.

25-26Modern Human Diversity: Distribution, Morphological Variation and "Races"

Campbell, et al. Chapter 17.

Molnar. Chapter 6.

Jablonski and Chaplin. 2002.


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