ANTH 3235 Primate Evolution: The Fossil Record

New Course as of Academic Year 2024

4 hours and supervised independent work; 4 credits

Survey of the most important and spectacular fossils from all the major groups of nonhuman primates of the last 65 million years. Connections between fossil form and function; how the groups originated and evolved their unique characteristics and behaviors; parallel adaptations in locomotion and diet; special senses of sight and smell.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1200 or 3230 or permission of department chairperson.


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