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Intro to Evolutionary Anthro- Lecture 1

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Shawn Lehman

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ANT100Y1Y Outline for Evolutionary Anthropology Lecture #1
1) Introduction
2) Section Goals
3) What is Evolutionary Anthropology?
4) 5 Research Disciplines in Evolutionary Anthropology
i) Primatology
ii) Paleoanthropology
iii) Human Variation
iv) Medical Anthropology
v) Forensic Anthropology
5) Major Questions about Humans and our Biology
6) Evolutionary Anthropology & Human Evolution
7) How Do Evolutionary Anthropologists Conduct Their Research?
8) Carolus Linnaeus (Karl von Linne, 1707-1778)
i) Binomial Nomenclature
9) Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788)
10) Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829)
i) Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics.
11) Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
i) Variation Important in Evolution
ii) How does Adaptive Change Occur?
iii) Darwin’s Theory on Natural Selection
12) Alfred Russell Wallace (1823-1913)
13) Three Postulates of Darwinian Evolution
i) Struggle for existence
ii) Variation in fitness
iii) Inheritance of variation
14) Sexual selection
15) What Didn’t Darwin Say?
16) Why Doesn’t Evolution Result in General Increase of Fitness to External World?
17) “Survival of the Fittest”
18) Darwinian Evolution & Inheritance
19) Gregor Mendel (1822-84)
i) Why Pea Plants?
1. Inbred
2. Hybrid
3. Observable traits
4. Plants small
5. Self-fertilizing
20) Mendel’s Conclusions
21) What Really Happened?
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