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ANTH2301 - Physical Anthropology: Home

This guide is designed to support Professor Ayers' ANTH2301: Physical Anthropology course.

Using this Guide

This guide is designed to support Professor Ayers' Physical Anthropology courses. It contains links to required and additional readings and videos for the course. It also contains links to information about the Primate Research Project.

If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Dylla at

What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of humans, and Physical Anthropology will focus specifically on our biological components. Physical anthropology is influenced by a number of disciplines including: biology, environmental studies, anatomy, geology, nutrition, zoology, and cultural studies. How do our genetics work? How do we compare to other primates? Where and when did certain traits evolve? What makes humans different from other related species that have lived throughout history? If you want the answers to these questions and more, than you are in the right course! Humans are an awesome and fascinating species with a great history. And to live oblivious to our complexity and history would be sad indeed, so I want to teach everyone so they can all appreciate it as I do.


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