Anthropology

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 dimorphism3. Contrast the reproductive strategies of primate males in polygynous vs monogamous groups4. Describe the reproductive strategies of primate females5. 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 fossilization2. Describe the utility of fossils in archaeology, as well as their limitations.3. Compare and contrast Relative dating, Absolute dating, and Radiometric dating4. Paraphrase the following dating methods: Law of Superposition, Dendrochronology, Paleomagnetism/archaeomagnetism, Radiocarbon dating, Potassium-Argon dating5. 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 characteristics4. Describe the various hominin adaptations associated with bipedalism5. Contrast the Patchy Forrest Hypothesis and the Male Provisioning Hypothesis and describe the supporting evidence for both6. Describe various primitive traits associated with early hominins
module 10 (answer this module questions using round 250 words)1. Describe the genus Australopithecus2. Summarize Lucy’s traits and adaptations3. Contrast genus Paranthropus with Australopithecus (Robust australopithecines vs. Gracile australopithecines)4. Explain the issues with classification of early hominins5. 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 Australopithecines2. Describe the evolutionary advantages and disadvantages of a larger brain, and direct outcomes of having a larger brain3. Describe Homo habilis and their evolutionary significance4. Describe Homo erectus and their evolutionary significance5. 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 humans4. Compare and contrast the three models of modern human evolution, and describe the supporting evidence of each5. 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 populations3. Define agriculture and its origins4. Explain the various social changes associated with agriculture5. Explain the biological changes associated with agriculture
module 14 (answer this module questions using round 250 words)1. Contrast Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology2. Describe Antemortem, Perimortem and Postmortem injuries and explain how they are recognized3. Explain how behaviors and activity patterns are interpreted from skeletal remains4. Describe the methods used to identify time since death, age at death, and biological sex5. Describe the role of DNA and mtDNA in identification of remains
module 151. 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 fromeach other in function and form, and what do their functions tell us about their creators? Whatdo 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 behaviorssimilar to that of modern humans, and unlike the brutish reputation they often have? Why dosome paleoanthropologists classify them as a separate species while others suggest that theyare Homo sapiens? What evidence is there for or against these ideas?