Course Information
TitleΠΑΛΑΙΟΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Palaeoanthropology
CodeNGGG 523Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEvangelia Tsoukala
Course ID600019041

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses533
TEKTONIKĪ GEŌLOGIA KAI STRŌMATOGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)533

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1) The student recognizes the basic principles of Palaeoanthropology 2) Recognizes the anatomical elements of the human skeleton and compares skeletal remains of primates preserved as fossils, comparing, explaining and distinguishing the evolutionary stages of primates 3) He uses for his study the surveillance material of the collection of the collections of the Museum of Geology-Palaeontology-Palaeoanthropology 4) Associates the macro evolution of primates with the major geological-geomorphological and climate changes in the history of the planet. 5) Acquire skills in the identification of fossils of the upper primates (Cercopithecoids and Hominoids), as well as in the classification, use, exploitation and composition of palaeoanthropological data use and synthesis of palaeoanthropological data in order to solve geological and evolutionary problems either individually or collectively.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Primates (origin, general characteristics). Morphological characters. Physical Anthropology and skeletal material. Evolutionary trends in Primates. Cercopithecoidea. Miocene hominoids. Pliocene hominids. Australopithecians. Appearance and evolution of the genus Homo. Evolutionary stages of Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo heidelbergensis, Primitive Homo sapiens, Neanderthal, modern Homo sapiens. Taphonomy. Brain evolution. The Petralona (Chalkidiki) hominid skull. Paleoanthropological findings from famous sites and the Greek area.
Palaeoanthopology, Physical Anthropology, Morphological Traits, Systematics, evolution of Man
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1) The teacher uses computer and lecture presentation software in lectures 2) The teacher communicates with students through email 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment10
Written assigments10
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα
Additional bibliography for study
--Κωστόπουλος Δ. & Γ. Κουφός, Η Εξέλιξη του Έμβιου Κόσμου-Χορδωτά, Παλαιοντολογία Σπονδυ-λωτών, 2015, Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα, ΚΑΛΛΙΠΟΣ, σελ. 303. --Δερμιτζάκης, Μ. Αναζητώντας τους προγόνους μας, 1998, εκδ. Μαυρομμάτη, σελ. 319, Αθήνα --Στρίνγκερ, Κ. Άντριους Κ. ΗΟΜΟ Η καταγωγή και εξέλιξη του ανθρώπου, 2011, σελ. 240, εκδ. Polaris, Αθήνα --Πίτσιος, Θ. Εξελικτική Ανθρωπολογία, 2003, σελ. 666, εκδ. Πασχαλίδης, Αθήνα
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