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Anthro 102 take home assignment 1 Queens College of CUNY, Department of Anthropology ANTH 102: Introduction to Human Evolution A Trip to the American Museum of Natural History THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE ON THE LAST DAY OF CLASS! The American Museum of Natural History is located on Central Park West between 77 th and 81 st Streets in Manhattan. Please see their website www.amnh.org for directions. The museum is open everyday from 10:00 until 5:45. The suggested admission price is $10.50 for students; however you may pay whatever you wish. You DO NOT have to pay full price to gain entrance to the museum. For this lab you will visit the AMNH Hall of Human Origins located on the 1 st floor. The Hall of Human Origins provides a great introduction to human evolution where there are exhibits on the living primates, on DNA, and on the fossils of human ancestors (or hominins). Be sure to refer to the maps attached at the back of the lab as you are walking through the halls. THE HALL OF HUMAN ORIGINS Begin your exploration of the hall with the section on the FOSSIL PRIMATES to the right of the door as you enter. 1. What event occurred 65 million years ago that led to the adaptive radiation of mammals? 2. Why are the forward-facing eyes of Aegyptopithecus and other euprimates adaptively important? Now move on to the section entitled FOSSILS: A RECORD OF THE PAST. Take a moment to read through the information on fossils and fossil formation. Next move to the section to the left of the entrance to the hall. Begin with the material on the living primates.
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2008 for the course ANTH 102 taught by Professor Ting during the Spring '08 term at CUNY Queens.

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AMNH_take_home - Anthro 102 take home assignment 1 Queens...

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