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Anthropology 70 South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
Program Terms: Fall
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 02/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
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Lodging Options: Camping, Hotel, Lodge
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Program Description:

Program Overview

SouthAfrica ANTH 70 – Experiencing Human Origins and Evolution
This course will examine current evidence for human origins and evolution, with a particular emphasis on South Africa. Students will learn and experience firsthand how fossils, archaeological sites, and living model systems are used collectively to reconstruct and interpret the path and circumstances by which we became human. The course includes a 20-day field component in South Africa, providing students with direct experience with the sites, organisms, and challenges discussed in class.


Faculty Director
2016 Fall: Professors Jeremy DeSilva and Nathaniel Dominy

Must be registered in the Anthropology 70 course for fall term 2016.

The Dartmouth faculty directors, working in close collaboration with onsite partners, will deliver the 20-day field experience component of the course in December of 2016. More information about the South Africa based portion of the course will be available at a later date to students enrolled in the course.

Student Life

During this three week period, students will be housed at times in a hotel, at times in safari lodges, and at times in tents. More information about the South Africa based portion of the course, living arrangements, and other associated logistics will be made available at a later date to students enrolled in the course.

Financial Information

All costs associated with the travel portion of the course will be covered for students on financial aid. Students not receiving Dartmouth financial aid will be expected to cover the cost of their transportation to/from South Africa. Round trip airfare to/from South Africa is expected to be $2,000 or less. All other program costs, including lodging, meals, and transportation within South Africa will be covered by the program. Students should plan to bring a limited amount of spending money (~$300) to cover the cost of incidentals such as drinks and snacks, souvenirs, and meals while in transit.