Nov 30, 2021  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 356 - Neanderthals: Fact, Fiction & Fantasy


3 Credit(s)

This course will examine two principal themes. The first theme will focus on Neanderthal biological evolution, cultural behavior, disappearance, and the origins of anatomically modern humans. Students will learn the basics of Neanderthal anatomy and behavior. The second theme is the misconceptions that surround the Neanderthal phase of human evolution. Students will examine how the entertainment industry, popular literature, the scientific community, and Western intellectual history have misinterpreted the importance of Neanderthals in our prehistoric past. As warranted.



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