What is a primate? Give specific details about the suite of characteristics that make up the primates. What is a Hominin? Give specific details about the suite of characteristics.

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What is a primate? Give specific details about the suite of characteristics that make up the primates. What is a Hominin? Give specific details about the suite of characteristics.
What is a human? What is an anatomically modern Homo sapiens?
What changed in human skeletal anatomy that led to us becoming bipedal?
What theories have emerged for us becoming bipeds?
Who is Sahelanthropus tchadensis and why is this species important?
Who is Orrorin tugenensis and why is this species important?
What do we know about the genus Ardipithecus?
What characteristics define the genus Australopithecus?
What are the differences between gracile and robust Australopithecines?
What is the “muddle in the middle” all about?
What do we know about Archaic Homo sapiens?
What is the difference between a lumper and splitter?
Which Homo species becomes less sexually dimorphic?
Who left Africa first? What is the controversy surrounding this fact?
Who likely controlled fire first? Who likely created fire first?
What types of tools were used by Homo habilis? What are the tools of Homo erectus?
What characteristics define the genus Homo?
What characteristics define Neandertals, behaviorally and anatomically/morphologically?
What is special about the Shanidar Neandertals? What about the Krapina Neandertals?
What do we know about Neandertal hunting behaviors?
What characteristics define anatomically modern Homo sapiens?
Who is Homo floresiensis?
What is the osteodontokeratic culture and what did it suggest about early human hunting?
What theories explain the movement of populations out of Africa?
Be sure that you know major archaeological sites discussed in both the book and lecture.
What is forensic anthropology?
What types of questions are forensic anthropologists interested in?
What techniques do forensic anthropologists use to understand age, sex, stature in human skeletal remains? What is bioarchaeology? What do bioarchaeologists study?
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