|Monkeys, Apes and Humans
Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia
Important stuff: Due Thursday Apr 27. 2-3 pages. 150 points. Highly recommend talking with TAs about your ideas.
Question: Describe, compare, contrast, and test two or more different hypotheses for one or more (or all!) unusual or unique characteristics of humans (listed below) using evidence from your lecture notes and text. One of the hypotheses may be original, but one or both may be from the literature.
Hints: (1) Read your text, and additional materials (Alexander, Foley,) on reserve in the Anth library (2) Choose and state the hypotheses. (3) Explain what each hypothesis (that you have chosen) predicts. (4) Explain how the data fit or do not fit predictions from each hypothesis. (5) Exceptional essays will suggest further observations or fossil finds that would help resolve controversies suggested by your study.
Evidence: (examples of the types of "data" that you can use to evaluate hypotheses)
Sources: Text, several articles on reserve in Anth library (optional supplemental reading). Make sure you read Alexander and Foley and summarize their ideas in your essay.
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