ANTHROPOLOGY

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Movement science
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2016/2017
Year: 
1
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2016/2017
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Credits: 
2
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
16
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (16 hours)
Requirements: 

None

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

To provide basic knowledge of biological anthropology. To understand the evolutionary aspects of human morphology and to understand the anthropometric methods.

1. Anthropology and Paleoanthropology, the history of discipline (Cuvier, Lamark, Darwin).
2. From Sahelanthropus tchadensis to australopithecine forms: Analysis of fossil finds
3. Paleoanthropology, australopithecine forms: anamensis, afarensis, africanus
4. Evolution of Man: Homo antecessor, Homo erectus, Homo ergaster, Homo georgicus, Homo habilis, Homo heidelbergensis, Homo naledi, Homo neanderthalensis Homo sapiens
5. Physical anthropology: application of the identification methods on the skeleton
6. Anthropometry: Metric analysis and calculation of bodily indices.
7. Forensic Anthropology: anthropological investigations in the forensic field.
8. Sport Anthropology. Analysis of constitutional profiles.

G. Manzi, Il grande racconto dell’evoluzione umana. Il Mulino, 2013.
M. Licata, Questioni emergenti in osteoarcheologia, Mimesis Edizioni, 2016.
F. Cagnazzo,R Cagnazzo, Valutazione antropometrica in clinica, riabilitazione e sport, Edi-Ermes, 2009.

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