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From Apemen to Spacemen

The Story of Human Evolution

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This comprehensive course will provide you with an up-to-date look at human evolution. We start our journey with our common ancestor with the chimpanzee some seven million years ago and end with the colonisation of the New World by modern humans. No prior knowledge of human evolution is needed. The course is divided into six parts plus a course summary. Each part has reading material with a short test at the end. Each part should take about 2-3 hours to complete though you complete the course at whatever pace you want.

If you would like to submit an essay and have it graded with feedback please choose the Plus Version of the course when paying for the course.


Course outline:

- The Primates

- Hominin Beginnings

- The Australopithecines

- The Emergence of Homo

- Out of Africa

- Modern Humans and Neanderthals

- Ecological Trends and Course Summary


Your Instructor


Dr Adam Newton
Dr Adam Newton

I'm Dr Adam Newton. I hold a PhD in palaeoanthropology from the University of Liverpool, UK.

My main area of interest is the origins of the genus Homo and the diet of early humans. However, I have a much broader interest on the evolution of life on earth, including the mechanisms of evolutionary change and how mass extinctions have shaped evolution.

For more information please my personal website.


Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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