Prerequisites: Nil.


This course examines the question of human origins and the emergence of cultural complexity. A non-technical survey of fossil Hominids and the primates is presented, together with evidence for technological and social developments which has been gathered from archaeological and paleontological sites. Evidence bearing on sex roles, systems of belief and complex social organization is discussed.

3 lecture hours per term, one term

Successors: 12:284, 12:342, 12:353, 12:360, 12:393, 68:293, 68:342, 68:353, 68:382.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 12:173 in the BU Course Transfer Database.