UPDATED 1/7/2022 - THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Please note: Great books in physical anthropology are expensive, and the major expense is publishing figures. The figures in Larsen's text are without peer. They illuminate the data that support the theories, but the cost prevents the instructor from requiring the book. While there are reading "assignments" for only four of 10 classes, the text provides a concise second exposure to tricky issues, such as the visual hunting hypothesis and what could be call the "great ape mystery." Students will want to read beyond the material presented in class.
Required supplies/fee: If Duke University Lemur Center can accommodate our class, there is a tour fee of $10 paid by each student.
Recommended reading: Clark Spencer Larsen, Our Origins (9780393680881)