ARCHAEOLOGY AND HUMAN EVOLUTION
Archaeology and Human Evolution
Ch. Tryon / New York University - B.Pobiner / Smithsonian Inst. - R.Kauffman / Long Island University.
Archaeology is the study of human behavior through material culture, the things we rely on for survival. Behavioral change was likely a driving factor in the evolution of our species, and archaeology therefore plays a central role in understanding human origins from the beginning of the known archaeological record some 2.5 million years ago. From its origins to subsequent diversification, the material record of human behavioral innovation provides an essential learning tool for understanding human behavioral diversity and also serves as a gateway to critical thinking in education.
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