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May1710 - And the end has come 1 Monday Last time What...

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And the end has come .... 1 Monday, May 17, 2010
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Last time... What happened in human evolution after 25,000 years ago? How did humans change in the last 25,000 years? Anatomically? Behaviorally? How did their technology change? 2 Monday, May 17, 2010
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Peopling of the New World When and how did people come to the New World? Why is understanding the peopling of the New World important for understanding human evolution? Monday, May 17, 2010
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Neolithic Revolution What was the Neolithic revolution? What is domestication? How did domestication of plants and animals change the lifeways of Neolithic people? How did domestication of plants and animals affect the evolutionary paths of Neolithic peoples who adopted this way of life? Monday, May 17, 2010
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Last time... What are the major evolutionary trends that define humans? Which came first? In what species and population? Why? 5 Monday, May 17, 2010
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Brains .... When did brain size really start to expand? How do we measure brain size? What is EQ? Why would larger brain size be selected for? What are the advantages of larger brains? What are the disadvantages? What is a possible selective advantage to larger brain size? Monday, May 17, 2010
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Language When does language evolve? How can we identify in the fossil or archaeological records the presence or possibility for language? What makes language different from the communication seen in other animals ? What are some of the selective advantages of language? Monday, May 17, 2010
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Culture What is culture? How can we identify it in the fossil or archaeological record? When do we first see clear evidence of cultural behavior in human evolution? Does is appear all at once or develop gradually over time? Monday, May 17, 2010
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Final Exam Same format as Midterm 100 1 pt. questions Little bit of this and a little bit of that Section1: Friday, May 21: 9:45 am Section 2: Tuesday, May 25: 9:45 am Emphasizing the material in the second half of the semester, but cumulative 9 Monday, May 17, 2010
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First half (~25-30 pts) Anthropology Evolutionary theory Genetics and Heritability Modern Synthesis Modern Human Variation Mammals and Primates, characteristics 10 Monday, May 17, 2010
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Second half (~70-75 pts) Primate Evolution and living primates Earliest Hominids Australopithecines Early Homo and Homo erectus Archaic Humans Anatomically Modern Humans Evolutionary Story 11 Monday, May 17, 2010
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Primates and Primate Evolution Who are the modern primates? What are their two major divisions? What is the geographic range of living primates? What is the size range of living primates? 12 Monday, May 17, 2010
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Primate evolution When did primates first appear in the fossil record?
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