Lecture Two: Evolutionary Anthropology (1) September 20 , 2012
Professor is Shawn Lehman.
Office AP404, Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:00
Can take photographs of slides (no flash) PowerPoint’s will not be posted online.
Historical development of biological science:
Diversity of Life
Fundamental biological concepts
it’s about geology, water, climate and life
Watched the Symphony of Science
Application of modern evolutionary theory to study morphology, ecology, and behaviour of
human and non-human primates.
Studies wild animals
We (Homo Sapiens) have minor genetic differences from monkeys
Study of fossils
Spatial and temporal differences in people
skin colour, eye colour, etc.
How it influences health
Obese children vs. starving children, etc.
Skeletal remains; learn age, sex, stature, ancestry, etc.
“Why is evolution influencing us?”
looking for evolutionary records of us
(Stanley Gathered Few Trophies Racing Slow Rabbits) Scientific Method
4 Problems limited development theory:
Lack of knowledge of age of earth
Lack of scientific met