Review Comment

[EEEB W3910] The Neandertals

April 30, 2012

Shapiro, Jill Silver_nugget
[EEEB W3910] The Neandertals

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

This was a phenomenal class. The Human Species course was more than enough preparation - most of the information that I had forgotten came back naturally over the span of this class.

Dr. Shapiro is excellent, as usual, and this class is as easy as it is educational. Yes, I just said educational. It feels weird to use that word when referring to one of my classes. I learned an enormous about of information about both Neandertals and modern humans. This class covered everything from the nitty gritty science (dentition and bones) to the intangibles like culture, religion, and logic.

If you pulled this course up because it sounded even mildly interesting to you, then you owe it to yourself to sign up and do it. You won't regret it.


Roughly 50-70 pages of reading per week, much if from scientific journals. But all doable in a single evening.

Written response to the readings each week with the occasional one-sentence summary of specific articles. Not hard at all - this is more of a self-driven assignment.

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Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
EEEB / EEEB EEEB EEEB W3910: The Neandertals Jill Shapiro 2012 Spring W / 4:10- 6:00 PM 1