Human Evolutionary Biology

If you are interested in exploring human evolutionary history, you will want to learn from the best in Australia and immerse yourself in the field


Degrees offered

Humans are as much a part of the natural world as plants and animals, and a full understanding of our anatomy, physiology and behaviour thus requires a deep appreciation of evolutionary principles. This discipline aims to provide that level of understanding by exploring human evolutionary history, a story spanning the last seven million years, and its relevance for humans today. Students in this discipline will strive to answer questions such as: How have evolutionary forces shaped the origin and maintenance of human adaptations? How are humans like other animals? What makes humans unique? And What evolutionary processes led to this uniqueness?


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