This general introduction surveys the development of human societies in different regions of the world. Examples will be taken from ancient sites in the Classical World, Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Australia.
This topic aims to:
Introduce students to the evolution of human societies in various regions of the world employing case studies ranging from early hominids in Africa at 7 million years ago up to contemporary urban and rural settings
Provide students with an appreciation of cultural and behavioural diversity
Provide students with an opportunity to develop critical thinking and oral presentation skills
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:
Critically evaluate the roles of biological and cultural evolution in relation to the development of a range of human societies worldwide
Recognise key developments in the evolution of human societies and understand the relationship of these developments to contemporary lifeways
Critically evaluate the limitations of the use of artefacts and hominid fossils in relation to the reconstruction of past
Communicate an argument clearly and coherently in front of a small group
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2021 are no longer published.
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