Module 7 (answer this module questions using round 250 words) 1. Contrast the tr
Module 7 (answer this module questions using round 250 words)
1. Contrast the traits and characteristics of the following primate groups: Steprsirhine vs. Haplorhine, New World Monkey vs. Old World Monkey, Old World Monkey vs. Apes (You may need to go back in to module 6 / chapter 6 to help you answer this question.)
2. Explain the relationship between primate mating groups and sexual dimorphism
3. Contrast the reproductive strategies of primate males in polygynous vs monogamous groups
4. Describe the reproductive strategies of primate females
5. Describe the evolutionary benefits of primate culture, cooperation, and communication
module 8 (answer this module questions using round 250 words)
1. Describe the process of fossilization
2. Describe the utility of fossils in archaeology, as well as their limitations.
3. Compare and contrast Relative dating, Absolute dating, and Radiometric dating
4. Paraphrase the following dating methods: Law of Superposition, Dendrochronology, Paleomagnetism/archaeomagnetism, Radiocarbon dating, Potassium-Argon dating
5. Describe the role of X-ray photography and Mass Spectroscopy in archaeological analysis.
Module 9 (answer this module questions using round 250 words)
1. Contrast the three models of the evolution of the earliest primates (Arboreal, Visual Predation, Angiosperm)
2. Describe the various models concerning how primates came to existence in the New World (New World Monkeys)
3. Define a Hominin and their characteristics
4. Describe the various hominin adaptations associated with bipedalism
5. Contrast the Patchy Forrest Hypothesis and the Male Provisioning Hypothesis and describe the supporting evidence for both
6. Describe various primitive traits associated with early hominins
module 10 (answer this module questions using round 250 words)
1. Describe the genus Australopithecus
2. Summarize Lucy’s traits and adaptations
3. Contrast genus Paranthropus with Australopithecus (Robust australopithecines vs. Gracile australopithecines)
4. Explain the issues with classification of early hominins
5. Describe early hominin tools, their uses and their characteristics
module 11 (answer this module questions using round 250 words)
1. Contrast physical and behavioral traits of genus Homo with Australopithecines
2. Describe the evolutionary advantages and disadvantages of a larger brain, and direct outcomes of having a larger brain
3. Describe Homo habilis and their evolutionary significance
4. Describe Homo erectus and their evolutionary significance
5. Describe the behavioral and technological advancements of Homo erectus and their significances.
module 12 (answer this module questions using round 250 words)
1. Describe a “modern human” (Homo sapiens)
2. Describe Neanderthals, their adaptations, behaviors and culture.
3. Contrast behavior and culture of Neanderthals and behaviorally modern humans
4. Compare and contrast the three models of modern human evolution, and describe the supporting evidence of each
5. Interpret the conclusions of the Neanderthal Genome Project
module 13 (answer this module questions using round 250 words)
1. Describe the traits and characteristics of Homo floresiensis (aka the Hobbit)
2. Identify the evidence which suggests an asian origin of Native American populations
3. Define agriculture and its origins
4. Explain the various social changes associated with agriculture
5. Explain the biological changes associated with agriculture
module 14 (answer this module questions using round 250 words)
1. Contrast Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology
2. Describe Antemortem, Perimortem and Postmortem injuries and explain how they are recognized
3. Explain how behaviors and activity patterns are interpreted from skeletal remains
4. Describe the methods used to identify time since death, age at death, and biological sex
5. Describe the role of DNA and mtDNA in identification of remains
1. Who was Richard III?
2. What clues did Richard’s skeleton reveal about his life and his death?
Study guide assignment. (answer this Assignment using round 500 words)
1. What were some of the different tools created by human ancestors? How do they differ from
each other in function and form, and what do their functions tell us about their creators? What
do their differing levels of complexity tells us about their creators?
2. Who were the Neanderthals? What were their traits and culture like? How were their behaviors
similar to that of modern humans, and unlike the brutish reputation they often have? Why do
some paleoanthropologists classify them as a separate species while others suggest that they
are Homo sapiens? What evidence is there for or against these ideas?