Concentration: Anatomy and Paleoanthropology


In the pursuit of better understanding the human species from a biological and evolutionary perspective, anatomy and paleoanthropology have played a central role. Fossils provide tangible evidence of the deep history of humans and related species. To interpret those fossils, we need to have a thorough understanding of human anatomy, comparative anatomy and functional morphology (among many other tools).

Anatomy and paleoanthropology are also important tools in understanding how the human body functions and why structures are the way that they are. This in turn can be critical in creating and implementing effective medical procedures. Learning anatomy in an evolutionary context will give those students interested in pursuing health-related degrees a deeper preparation for their future studies.