[*History 70c. Topics in Natural History]
A reading seminar focused on literature relevant for a natural history of humankind from several million years ago to the present. Topics will include population diasporas; long-distance exchange; coevolution; family, sex, and marriage; food; communication; goods and things; technology; human contact with ecosystems; status; demography and scale; and cognitive studies. The course will introduce students to the rapidly growing field of big history or deep history.
Note: Likely offered in Fall 2017.