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An Ecological History of Humanity

UNIB10003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Toxoplasmosis, Fertile Crescent, Protist

7 The Dog : our earliest friend Perhaps wolves followed human hunts to scavenge The ice ages : three dog nights Dogs as warmers in cold nights Sentries in the night good smell sense thathumans lack Small dogs : a product o...

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UNIB10003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Fertile Crescent, Arrowroot, Social Stratification

Harnessing the power of plants Our domesticated diet Most of the calories humans eat come from cultivated domesticated plants Definitions Cultivation:a groupof behaviours aimed at modifying soil environments and the manage...

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UNIB10003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Anthropocene, Malaria, Osteomalacia

Modern Revolutions : Agriculture and Industry from the 17th century Key questions What have been the ecological impacts of o Agricultural intensification o Industrial expansionandtechnological innovation How have these new...

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UNIB10003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Sedentism, Innate Immune System

Microparasites, Civilization and the ecology of disease Microorganisms microbes Nasty germs Need to avoid atall costs Are a problems But we have antibiotics Pathogens Most microbes are not inherently harmful Microbes are e...

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UNIB10003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Eugenics, Protestant Work Ethic, Great Divergence

Key concepts Exponential :doubling ateachcycle Arithmetical :uniform incrementfrom one cycle to the next Eugenics:programmesoutforwardto improve humanpopulationsthroughselective breeding. May take the form of restricting r...

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UNIB10003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Snakebite, Weaning, Breastfeeding

6 Ecology ofhuman gathering and having societies Humans as hunters : Gatherers Been farmers for only 12000 years Our capacity and technology advanced over time Ice ages Colder, dryer o Development of survival strategies o...

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UNIB10003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Nicotine, Homo Sapiens, Natural Disaster

5 Why did we survive? Climate as a backdropfor humanevolution Increasedclimate fluctuations may have spurredkey humanev olution Many types of human Atleast8differentspecies of Homoin the lastmillion years EarlierHomospecie...

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UNIB10003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Hyoid Bone, Mutation, Foxp2

4 What makesushuman A mix of biology and culture Symbolic expression Language Environmental manipulation The human revolution Genetic mutation Human behaviour emerged from our ancestors Neanderthals Europe and western Asia...

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UNIB10003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Hand Axe, Brachiation, Starch

3 From the 1st animals to humans the evolution of us setting the Stage for animals Blue green bacteria arose Released oxygen Algae arose Less CO2, more oxygen : colder, more oxidation risk Multicellular animals form st 1 ...

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UNIB10003 Lecture 2: lecture 2

2 The foundation of life on Earth History of the universe 13.8 billion years ago : The Big Bang Creation of time and space as the universe beg an to expand Cosmic microwave background electromagnetic radiation Red shift of...

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UNIB10003 Lecture 1: lecture 1 notes

1 The sixth extinction: Introducing an ecological history of humanity Seeing human history as part of a larger web of life Take into account the material facts of life as well as the human ideas and actions that occur Prob...

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