Department of Anthropology University of Pittsburgh Anthro 0680 - Fall 2017 Introduction to Physical Anthropology Dr. Michael I. Siegel Office: X87517 3126 Posvar Hall TAs: Alicia Grosso, Sharon Toth.

Required Text: Human Evolution, by Bernard Campbell, 4th edition 1998, Aldine DeGruyter, New York Biological Anthropology Nat'l Geo

Thanksgiving Recess: November 22-26,  2017 NO CLASSES


I. Introduction: Genetics and Natural Selection Chapters 1, 2

II. Classification, Origins and Evolution of the Primates Chapters 3,4

III. Functional Anatomy and Locomotion Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 UPRIGHT

MIDTERM EXAM:  Thursday October 19, 2017

IV. Hominid Paleontology Chapters 5, 13 NEANDERTHALS

V. "Race" and Human Adaptation Chapter 13 JOURNEY and TIME FORGOT

VI.Primate Behavior Chapters 10, 11, 12 ALMOST HUMAN

FINAL EXAM:  Monday December 11, 2017  12:00-1:50 P.M.

These reading assignments are the only ones required for this course. For additional materials, it is recommended that you consult the bibliographies at the end of each chapter. The assignments should be read enough in advance to allow for intelligent participation in class discussions/recitation. Reading material will not be covered per se unless brought up in discussion.