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3.987 Human Evolution: Data from Palaeontology, Archaeology, and Materials Science

Prereq: None
U (Spring)
12 Units. HASS-S

Examines human physical and cultural evolution over the past five million years via lectures and labs that incorporate data from human palaeontology, archaeology, and materials science. Topics include the evolution of hominin morphology and adaptations; the nature and structure of bone and its importance in human evolution; and the fossil and archaeological evidence for human behavioral and cultural evolution, from earliest times through the Pleistocene. Laboratory sessions include study of stone technology, artifacts, and fossil specimens.

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Archaeology and Materials (Course 3-C)

http://catalog.mit.edu/degree-charts/archaeology-materials-course-3-c/

Degree Chart for Bachelor of Science in Archaeology and Materials as Recommended by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Course 3-C)