Lab 10: Later Members of the Genus
(Soluri & Agarwal Lab 16)
Congratulations! It’s the final lab!
Please remember to properly format all scientific names.
1. Which of these species was the first to live outside Africa?
2. True or False? Some researchers consider the African members of
to be a
separate species called
6. Why have we been able to recover ancient DNA from a few Neanderthals but not from our
other extinct relatives?
Exercise 2. The Evolution of Bipedalism
(5 to 10 minutes)
Use the images provided in the lab Appendix (page 427) of fossil skeletons of Lucy
) and Nariokotome boy (
postcranial traits that differ between these two species. (Be sure to describe
how each trait varies in the two fossils, like
has a shorter stature, whereas
has a taller stature).