Fall 2010

Evolution and Culture

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-13


Miriam R. Goheen [d] (Section 01)


This course concentrates on the role of culture in evolutionary perspective, regarding it as the distinctive adaptive mode of humanity. Drawing on the materials of primatology, paleontology, archaeology, the prehistoric record as well as cultural studies, the primary emphasis will be on the relations among biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors in human evolution and human life. The focus is primarily on the role of culture in human evolution, and aspects of culture that make humans unique.

Limited to 50 students. Fall semester. Professor Goheen.

ANTH 13 - L/D

Section 01
M 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM MEAD 115
W 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM MEAD 115

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
The third chimpanzee: the evolution and future of the human animal HarperPerennial, 1993 Jared Diamond Amherst Books TBD
Plagues and Peoples Anchor Press, 1976 William McNeill Amherst Books TBD
Becoming Human Harcourt Brace, 1998 IanTattersall Amherst Books TBD
Extinct Humans Westview Press, 2001 IanTattersall and Jeffrey H. Schwartz Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2013