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Study Biological Anthropology at Otago

    Biological Anthropology at Otago


    Biological Anthropology includes the study of human evolution and human biological variation. The course at Otago covers evolutionary and comparative anatomy of the human body (what makes it unique among primates), and why it varies among populations.

    There is an emphasis on variation as illustrated by the human skeleton and the application of the principles of human variation to the analysis of human skeletal remains excavated from archaelogical sites and in forensic cases.

    Biological Anthropology is not available as a major or minor subject but BIOA 201 and/or BIOA 301 may be counted towards the major subject requirements for Anthropology.


    See the full list of Biological Anthropology (BIOA) papers.


    BIOA papers

    Paper Code Year Title Points Teaching period
    BIOA101 2024 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 18 Not offered in 2024
    BIOA201 2024 Biocultural Human Skeletal Biology 18 Semester 1, Summer School
    BIOA301 2024 Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton 18 Semester 1
    BIOA401 2024 Advanced Biological Anthropology 20 Full Year

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