Dartmouth College

Inquiries Into Bipedalism

This course is part of Bipedalism: The Science of Upright Walking Specialization

Taught in English

Jeremy DeSilva

Instructor: Jeremy DeSilva

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There are 3 modules in this course

This module provides an introduction to the human skeleton and explores the scientific usage of footprint data. It also takes you to some fossil sites. You also learn about the phylogenetic tree activity based on anatomy and genetics.

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18 readings6 quizzes5 discussion prompts12 plugins

This module explores the history of human evolution as seen in the "Hall of Human Origins" in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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10 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This module provides an understanding of how and what we learn from fossils. You will also explore the history of human origin in South Africa.

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7 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt


Jeremy DeSilva
Dartmouth College
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