ANT430H5S Special Problems in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (SCI)
This course is offered in the Winter 2021 term.
Topic Title: Ancient Biomolecules
Instructor: Chris Kendall
Topic Description: Ancient biomolecules are increasingly being used to study the recent and ancient past. DNA analysis, stable isotope geochemistry, proteomics, and lipid analysis are some of these methods used to help expand the bioarchaeological toolkit to better understand evolutionary trajectories and life histories. This class will address hominid evolution through molecular analyses, with a primary focus on the evolution of H. sapiens, our sister species, and ancestors. The goal of this course is to explore the intersects between anthropological, palaeontological, and biological research, and how these concepts can be used to explore deep time through an anthropologist's lens.
Recommended preparation: BIO152/153 (or equivalent) is strongly recommended, and ANT332/ANT333