A Question of Time: How We Date Human Evolution

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Discover the role that dating human fossils plays in the reconstruction of human evolution: explore examples from around the world
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E-Learning
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Kursinhalt

Uncover the history of our ancestors by dating human fossils.

Trace your origins and develop your understanding of human evolution, with this course from the world-leading experts at Griffith University.

This course will introduce you to the history of human evolution and discuss the importance of dating human fossils. You’ll learn the basic principles of dating fossils, including the methods used by professionals, and find out why dating is not always reliable.

You’ll study authentic archaeological examples from all over the world, and reflect on discoveries which have challenged our existing knowledge of human evolution.

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in human evolution, archaeology or biological science.

Kursziele
Describe the basic principles of three dating methods,Explain why dating is not always reliable,Discuss the importance of dating for human evolution,Explore the ever-changing reconstruction of human evolution,Reflect upon how new discoveries challenge existing knowledge
Anforderungen
This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in human evolution, archaeology or biological science.
Kurssprache
Englisch