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Week Six: Human Evolutionary History

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Lecture preparation (week beginning 27 August)

This week you are required to read chapter 6 of Maps of Time.

Also please try to explore the Smithsonian Institution's Human Evolution Timeline at

And try and watch as much as you can of the videos listed below on this page.







Tutorial in week seven - beginning 2 September

For your tutorial this week you are required to research one virus or bacterium and explain how it has had a significant harmful or beneficial influence on the course of human history.

The following web sites will be helpful:

Video Resources

Neanderthal DNA sequenced, at Nature,

Chris Stringer on Early Human Evolution:

BBC: Ape Man, Parts1-5 at

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