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Human Evolution: Past and Future

Introduction to the science of human origins, the fossil and archaeological record, and genetic ancestry of living and ancient human populations. The course emphasizes the ways our evolution touches our lives, including health and diet, and explores how deep history may shape the future of our species.

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014 Topics: General Health, General History


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This course covers our evolutionary history across more than seven million years, from our origins among the apes up to the biological changes that are still unfolding today.


  • Dates: Jan 01, 2014 to Feb 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: John Hawks
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: General Health, General History

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About Coursera: Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

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