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From Homo to sapiens—Talking and Thinking

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Major Transitions in Evolution

From Homo to sapiens—Talking and Thinking

Taught by Professor Anthony Martin and 1 others | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Follow modern humans from their African homeland, about 100,000 years ago, as they dispersed into the ancient populations of Europe and Asia, challenging the territory of earlier humans. These rivals include the Neandertals, who are now much better understood through the decoding of their genome.

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j********m
June 25, 2018
I think this series is a little dry. Perhaps I was expecting more time spent on dinosaurs (and I'm no longer five, so maybe this was too much to ask), but I do think each of the two professors is somewhat lacking in making the material interesting, particularly given the voluminous amounts of taxonomy in the course. Would recommend Barbara King's lecture series on Biological Anthropology, particularly for those more interested in hominid evolution.

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December 3, 2017

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May 4, 2017

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