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Contexts for Human Origins Research

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Simon Davies
Academic year

Module overview

The module will focus on the major questions which have been, and are being, asked of Palaeolithic data. These include such issues as language origins, global colonisation, population replacement, and hominin responses to palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental change. We shall explore these in two ways: thematically, showing how each independent research framework contributes to origins research (conducted in the seminars), and site-based, using records from key sites to evaluate the extent and durability of traits in the Palaeolithic (achieved within oral presentations).