Prof. Trubitt's Intro to Physical Anthro & Archeology course

ANT 2023

This introductory course explores the methods, techniques, and findings of physical anthropology and archeology. Students learn about human biological and cultural development using genetics, primate studies, fossil evidence, and archeological evidence from tools and sites. We explore a range of issues from comparisons between humans and other primates, to the origins of tool use, speech, and ritual behavior among humans, to the rise of civilizations around the world. Note: You will be exposed to modern evolutionary theory in this class.


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Your professor:

Mary Beth Trubitt, Ph.D.

Office: Huneycutt House

Telephone: 870-230-5510



Class location:  Huneycutt House
Tues/Thurs 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

 Students: for more detailed info, see ANGEL.


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Web page last updated:  6 November 2013.  

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course textbook cover

Our textbook is:

 Biocultural Evolution: The Anthropology of Human Prehistory, by Clare L. Boulanger (Waveland Press, 2013). 

A copy of the textbook will be placed on reserve in Huie Library, and copies will be available for purchase at the HSU Bookstore.

E. S. Curtis image from Northwestern Univ. Library

Here are some handy websites for further information about anthropology:

Links on the field of anthropology:
American Anthropological Association

Anthropology in the News

Smithsonian's NMNH, Anthropology

National Anthropological Archives

Virtual Library for Anthropology 

Links on careers in anthropology:

AAA Careers in Anthropology

Careers in archaeology (special issue of SAA Archaeological Record)

NKU's "What can I do with Anthropology?"

Frequently Asked Questions about a Career in Archaeology
Fieldwork Opportunities

 Handy tools for students:

A good source for maps is the Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection (UT-Austin)

Handy source for world information is CIA's World Factbook

Avoid plagiarism by looking at these Northwestern Univ. or Univ. of California-Davis webpages

Picture credit: Northwestern University Library, Edward S. Curtis's 'The North American Indian': The Photographic Images, 2001.




Intro to Physical Anthro and Archeology covers a lot of territory!  Here are some links to further information:



Genetics, Primates, and Human Origins:

Mendel's Genetics
AAA's "Race: Are We So Different?" Project

Smithsonian's Human Origins Program

African Primates at Home


 National Park Service, Links to the Past
Arkansas Archeological Survey
Arkansas Archeological Society

Topics/Areas in Archeology:

Kennewick Man:
Kennewick Man Virtual Interpretive Center (Tri-City Herald)
and read about federal burial legislation at National NAGPRA (NPS)



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