Matt Sponheimer's Class Stuff

Welcome to Class Stuff. You will find assorted posts and readings that are at least tangentially related to my classes on this page. This is meant to be a student resource, albeit a loosely organized and broad one. For those who are interested in learning a bit about my work there are links to some of my publications and my CV on the sidebar.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lecture Friday by Dr. Charles Musiba

Dr. Charles Musiba will give a public lecture this Friday at 4 pm in Hale 270, entitled "Homo naledi and the evolution of the genus Homo: A personal perspective." Students in ANTH 4160 and 4180 are expected to attend if at all possible.

Monday, October 20, 2014

2015 Swartkrans Field School

The 2015 University of Wisconsin Madison Archaeology Field School will take place at Swartkrans, South Africa, starting June 15th.

Monday, September 15, 2014

ANTH 2010: A Road Map to Deep Time

The International Commission on Stratigraphy and the Geological Society of America have time scales posted online. These will help you as the class moves forward.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

ANTH 4110 Exam 2 Study Guide

The study guide for the second exam can be found in the readings folder.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ANTH 4110, Spring 2014, Exam 1

I will be in my office from 9:30 until 11 tomorrow morning to answer last minute questions about material for the exam.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

ANTH 4180 Paleodiet Conversation

The short exchange we discussed about paleodiets and The Paleodiet can be found here and here.

ANTH 4110 Exam 1 Study Guide

A rough version of the study guide has been posted in the readings folder. There may be changes made to it between now and the test, but if so, they will be quite small.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Adventures in South Africa

Arizona State University's School of Human Evolution and Social Change is offering a six credit upper-division course entitled South Africa: adventures in culture, ecology and evolution. It runs from May 21 until June 8 and will be led by Dr. Kaye Reed. It sounds like an excellent opportunity.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

ANTH 4110: Today's Video and the GSA Timescale

Professor Mark Maslin's lecture on paleoclimate and human evolution is worth checking out, as is the geologic time scale. We will be using information from the latter throughout this class.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Swartkrans Field School 2014

The University of Wisconsin Archaeology Field School is now accepting applications for its July 25th to August 25th session at Swartkrans, South Africa.