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3.987 Human Origins and Evolution (MIT) 3.987 Human Origins and Evolution (MIT)

Description

This course examines the dynamic interrelations among physical and behavioral traits of humans, environment, and culture to provide an integrated framework for studying human biological evolution and modern diversity. Topics include issues in morphological evolution and adaptation; fossil and cultural evidence for human evolution from earliest times through the Pleistocene; evolution of tool use and social behavior; modern human variation and concepts of race. The class also studies stone artifacts and fossil specimens. This course examines the dynamic interrelations among physical and behavioral traits of humans, environment, and culture to provide an integrated framework for studying human biological evolution and modern diversity. Topics include issues in morphological evolution and adaptation; fossil and cultural evidence for human evolution from earliest times through the Pleistocene; evolution of tool use and social behavior; modern human variation and concepts of race. The class also studies stone artifacts and fossil specimens.

Subjects

cultural evolution | pre-hominid | hominid | Pleistocene adaptations | morphological variation | race | agriculture | urbanization | paleontology | archaeology | Oligocene | Miocene | Homo | Homo erectus | Homo heidelbergensis | Homo neanderthalensis | Homo sapiens | fossil | cultural evolution | pre-hominid | hominid | Pleistocene adaptations | morphological variation | race | agriculture | urbanization | paleontology | archaeology | Oligocene | Miocene | Homo | Homo erectus | Homo heidelbergensis | Homo neanderthalensis | Homo sapiens | fossil | cultural evolution | cultural evolution | pre-hominid | pre-hominid | hominid | hominid | Pleistocene adaptations | Pleistocene adaptations | morphological variation | morphological variation | race | race | agriculture | agriculture | urbanization | urbanization | paleontology | paleontology | archaeology | archaeology | Oligocene | Oligocene | Miocene | Miocene | Homo | Homo | Homo erectus | Homo erectus | Homo heidelbergensis | Homo heidelbergensis | Homo neanderthalensis | Homo neanderthalensis | Homo sapiens | Homo sapiens | fossil | fossil

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12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT) 12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)

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Geology is the core discipline of the earth sciences and encompasses many different phenomena, including plate tectonics and mountain building, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the long-term evolution of Earth’s atmosphere, surface and life. Because of the ever-increasing demand for resources, the growing exposure to natural hazards, and the changing climate, geology is of considerable societal relevance. This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from mineral and rock identification to the origin of the continents, from geologic mapping to plate tectonics, and from erosion by rivers and glaciers to the history of life. Geology is the core discipline of the earth sciences and encompasses many different phenomena, including plate tectonics and mountain building, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the long-term evolution of Earth’s atmosphere, surface and life. Because of the ever-increasing demand for resources, the growing exposure to natural hazards, and the changing climate, geology is of considerable societal relevance. This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from mineral and rock identification to the origin of the continents, from geologic mapping to plate tectonics, and from erosion by rivers and glaciers to the history of life.

Subjects

geology | geology | rock | rock | mineral | mineral | igneous | igneous | sedimentary | sedimentary | metamorphic | metamorphic | paleontology | paleontology | rock deformation | rock deformation | rheology | rheology | volcano | volcano | plate tectonics | plate tectonics | earthquakes | earthquakes | field trip | field trip | topography | topography

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3.987 Human Origins and Evolution (MIT)

Description

This course examines the dynamic interrelations among physical and behavioral traits of humans, environment, and culture to provide an integrated framework for studying human biological evolution and modern diversity. Topics include issues in morphological evolution and adaptation; fossil and cultural evidence for human evolution from earliest times through the Pleistocene; evolution of tool use and social behavior; modern human variation and concepts of race. The class also studies stone artifacts and fossil specimens.

Subjects

cultural evolution | pre-hominid | hominid | Pleistocene adaptations | morphological variation | race | agriculture | urbanization | paleontology | archaeology | Oligocene | Miocene | Homo | Homo erectus | Homo heidelbergensis | Homo neanderthalensis | Homo sapiens | fossil | cultural evolution | pre-hominid | hominid | Pleistocene adaptations | morphological variation | race | agriculture | urbanization | paleontology | archaeology | Oligocene | Miocene | Homo | Homo erectus | Homo heidelbergensis | Homo neanderthalensis | Homo sapiens | fossil

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12.110 Sedimentary Geology (MIT) 12.110 Sedimentary Geology (MIT)

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Survey of the important aspects of modern sediments and ancient sedimentary rocks. Emphasis is on fundamental materials, features, and processes. Textures of siliciclastic sediments and sedimentary rocks: particle size, particle shape, and particle packing. Mechanics of sediment transport. Survey of siliciclastic sedimentary rocks: sandstones, conglomerates, and shales. Carbonate sediments and sedimentary rocks; cherts; evaporites. Siliciclastic and carbonate diagenesis. Paleontology, with special reference to fossils in sedimentary rocks. Modern and ancient depositional environments. Stratigraphy. Sedimentary basins. Fossil fuels: coal, petroleum. Survey of the important aspects of modern sediments and ancient sedimentary rocks. Emphasis is on fundamental materials, features, and processes. Textures of siliciclastic sediments and sedimentary rocks: particle size, particle shape, and particle packing. Mechanics of sediment transport. Survey of siliciclastic sedimentary rocks: sandstones, conglomerates, and shales. Carbonate sediments and sedimentary rocks; cherts; evaporites. Siliciclastic and carbonate diagenesis. Paleontology, with special reference to fossils in sedimentary rocks. Modern and ancient depositional environments. Stratigraphy. Sedimentary basins. Fossil fuels: coal, petroleum.

Subjects

sediments | sediments | sedimentary rocks | sedimentary rocks | siliciclastic rocks | siliciclastic rocks | sediment transport | sediment transport | sandstones | sandstones | conglomerates | conglomerates | shales | shales | carbonate rocks | carbonate rocks | cherts | cherts | evaporites | evaporites | paleontology | paleontology | depositional environments | depositional environments | stratigraphy | stratigraphy | sedimentary basins | sedimentary basins | fossil fuels | fossil fuels | coal | coal | petroleum. | petroleum.

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12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)

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Geology is the core discipline of the earth sciences and encompasses many different phenomena, including plate tectonics and mountain building, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the long-term evolution of Earth’s atmosphere, surface and life. Because of the ever-increasing demand for resources, the growing exposure to natural hazards, and the changing climate, geology is of considerable societal relevance. This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from mineral and rock identification to the origin of the continents, from geologic mapping to plate tectonics, and from erosion by rivers and glaciers to the history of life.

Subjects

geology | rock | mineral | igneous | sedimentary | metamorphic | paleontology | rock deformation | rheology | volcano | plate tectonics | earthquakes | field trip | topography

License

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12.110 Sedimentary Geology (MIT)

Description

Survey of the important aspects of modern sediments and ancient sedimentary rocks. Emphasis is on fundamental materials, features, and processes. Textures of siliciclastic sediments and sedimentary rocks: particle size, particle shape, and particle packing. Mechanics of sediment transport. Survey of siliciclastic sedimentary rocks: sandstones, conglomerates, and shales. Carbonate sediments and sedimentary rocks; cherts; evaporites. Siliciclastic and carbonate diagenesis. Paleontology, with special reference to fossils in sedimentary rocks. Modern and ancient depositional environments. Stratigraphy. Sedimentary basins. Fossil fuels: coal, petroleum.

Subjects

sediments | sedimentary rocks | siliciclastic rocks | sediment transport | sandstones | conglomerates | shales | carbonate rocks | cherts | evaporites | paleontology | depositional environments | stratigraphy | sedimentary basins | fossil fuels | coal | petroleum.

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