Human evolution

Discussion on homo sapiens on Arabian peninsula.

Discussion on homo sapiens on Arabian peninsula. When we think of modern humans we often think of specific physical features along with cultural and linguistic attributes that define us. There are many things that we were not able to cover in this class that relate to our species. For this discussion board I would like … Read more

Hominins: From Hanging in Trees to Walking on Two Legs

Hominins: From Hanging in Trees to Walking on Two Legs The Hominins Beginning in the late Miocene and into the early Pliocene, upright walking tendencies began to develop among the hominin tribe. Upright walking tendencies slowly transformed into obligate bipedalism during the pliocene within the hominin lineage. This shift in locomotor strategy is notably marked … Read more

Hominins News Article

Hominins News Article One of the main characteristics that defines the hominin tribe are their bipedal tendencies. However, as you have noted in reading for this week’s assignments, not all hominins had the same bipedal capabilities. Early hominins can be defined as being at various stages of transitioning into bipedalism while later forms are obligate … Read more

Homo Specific Adaptations

Homo Specific Adaptations Homo: The Humans During the Pliocene-Pleistocene transition the Homo genus appeared in the fossil record. The Homo genus is a a continuation of the Gracile Australopithecines. Like those that came before, Homo is an obligate biped, but unlike its precursors Homo displays a unique set of physical adaptations along with behaviors that … Read more

Discuss Mid to Late Pleistocene Homo

Discuss Mid to Late Pleistocene Homo For this week’s discussion board I would like you to research your choice of the following Human species (remember that in this context, human is a reference to the genus Homo): Homo naledi, Homo floresiensis, Homo neanderthalensis, Homo luzonensis and Homo denisova. You will have to provide the following … Read more

Understanding the Origin of Living Things

Understanding the Origin of Living Things Read the article below and write a two paragraph, single spaced reflection. In one of the most provocative and misunderstood studies of the year, scientists in the U.S. and Switzerland have made an astonishing discovery: All humans alive today are the offspring of a common father and mother – … Read more

Write an essay about Early Homo sapiens migration

Write an essay about Early Homo sapiens migration The fossil and genomic record tell us that our species originated in Africa around 200,000 years ago (These numbers might now go back further). The first 100,000 years were spent in Africa and soon after our species began to expand into different world regions. WHAT YOU ARE … Read more

Discussion: Skin Color and Family

Discussion: Skin Color and Family Answer each question in approximately 1 paragraph. REVIEW: In the reading “Doing Fieldwork” (assigned in Week 3), you learned about “thick description” (Geertz 1973), which describes a specific type of writing that explains not only the behavior or cultural event but also the context and interpretations that infer the internal … Read more

Write an essay about Historic Sites and National Parks

Write an essay about Historic Sites and National Parks Assignment Details Please visit the UNESCO World Heritage List of world heritage sites. Click on different sites within the United States and all over the world. Pick 2 sites (at least 1 should be from outside the United States) that you find particularly interesting, and focus your discussion … Read more

Explain Locomotor Strategies of Ardipithecus and Australopithecus

Explain Locomotor Strategies of Ardipithecus and Australopithecus The Hominins Beginning in the late Miocene and into the early Pliocene, upright walking tendencies began to develop among the hominin tribe. Upright walking tendencies slowly transformed into obligate bipedalism during the pliocene within the hominin lineage. This shift in locomotor strategy is notably marked by the gradual … Read more