The Neandertals: Facts, Fiction and Fantasy [F-19-42]
|Location:||SUNY: Maxcy 104|
|Classes:||1 Session 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Fri 1:00 PM 09/20|
The Neandertals have been misrepresented from the day of their first fossil find. It is no wonder that their mistreatment in the media and popular psyche as dumb cavemen has continued to this day. This course will explore the history of the Neandertals and how scientific views are changing the image of the now extinct human group.
Nasser Malit is an Associate Professor of Anthropology, SUNY Potsdam. As a trained paleoanthropologist, his research work covers many areas, including the evolution of early apes and humans, to more recent human populations. He teaches courses in primatology, evolutionary medicine, skeletal biology, forensic anthropology and human evolution.