Course Description

IN PERSON: In this lecture-style course, we study the evolution of Homo sapiens in Africa, and their subsequent migrations that populated the major continents of our planet. The course was inspired by the first several chapters of Yuval Noah Harari's recent book "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind." We cover the following topics: 1) Evolution and Its Mechanisms, 2) Early Hominins, 3) Evolution of Homo Sapiens, 4) Early Out of Africa — A Failed Expansion?, 5) Migrations Across Southern Asia, 6) Migrations to the Americas, 7) Migrations to Europe, and 8) The Lives of Hunter-Gatherers. Students will gain a better understanding of and appreciation for the early history of our species. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 30.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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Section Title
Human Evolution and Migrations
Classroom - In Person
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Feb 01, 2023 to Mar 29, 2023
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: The purchase of Yuval Noah Harari's book "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" is not necessary. The instructor will discuss other possible reading recommendations in class.

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