The Neandertals: Facts, Fiction and Fantasy [F-19-42]
|Location:||SUNY: Kellas 101|
|Classes:||1 Session 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Fri 2:00 PM 09/20|
Course Update: Course #42 "The Neandertals" is CLOSED, but a repeat session of it has been scheduled for those who have been closed out of course #42. It has been given the number 58 and will be held right after this one - i.e. Friday, Sept 20, 4-5:30, in Kellas 101.
Course Update: There was a change in location and time for the two sections of The Neandertals (i.e. courses #42 and #58). They will still meet on Friday, Sept 20, but in Kellas 101 (not Maxcy 104) and #42 meets at 2 pm and #58 meets at 4 pm (not 1 pm and 3 pm). Reminder: Course #42 is CLOSED and #58 is a repeat; these two sessions are the same and you should be registered for only one of them.
This course is closed. See course #58 for a duplicate course.
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.