INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . .Fall 2018

Weekly Assignments

Other Info


HE&C 8e

Week 4. Sept 18, 20:
Recent Human Evolution

read: Ember textbook, Chapter 7
prepare: Group Plickers Quiz on Thursday
do: Online Media 4 - due no later than 5pm Fri

 

Anthropology Quote of the Week:


"Man is physically as well as metaphysically a thing of shreds and patches, borrowed unequally from good and bad ancestors, and a misfit from the start."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

ONLINE MEDIA
OM4

Online Media 4:Watch "Becoming Human, Part III: Last Human Standing" (YouTube, ~52 min, 2011)

OM3

Online Media 3:
Interactive Documentary "Becoming Human"
(Donald Johannsen, 2009)

OM1 Online Media 2: Evidence for Evolution, StatedClearly.com (YouTube 11:22)
Reco1

Online Media 1: Macat's "Introduction to Cultural Anthropology" (YouTube 5:26)

 

Recommended websites and videos:


Introduction


Evolution - General


Human Evolution

 

 


Online Media 4

OM4

Watch PBS NOVA's"Becoming Human, Part III: Last Human Standing" (YouTube, ~52 min, 2014)

Take notes during the video and answer these questions while you watch:

1. In what order of descent did the species of Homo overtake one another and when?

2. What was discovered in the caves at Atapuerca, in northern Spain and what does this say about archaic Homo sapiens (Homo heidelbergensis in this case)?

3. What is “Excalibur” and what did it signify?

4. In what ways did our ideas about Homo neandertalensis change as the 20th century proceeds?

5. What recent discovery in the Meuse Valley, Belgium, helped to refine our views of Neanderthals?

6. What kind of research is going at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany, regarding evolutionary studies?

7. Why are children’s teeth so valuable to archaeologists?

8. Why was hunting such a risky business for Neanderthals?

9. Why did Neanderthals go extinct about 25,000 years ago?

10. What is “the bottleneck effect”?

E-mail your completed assignment:
TO: reymers@morrisville.edu
SUBJECT: ANTH4


DO NOT send as an attachment, please.

Due on or before Friday Sept 21 at 5pm sharp

(Note: for regular correspondence, do not use the above link for email, or remove the automatic subject line heading "ANTH" if you do).

Online media assignments are graded on a pass/fail basis.
See the Grades webpage for results.

 


Each week, you will be reponsible for completing and submitting by email a weekly online media activity. This may entail doing a reading or watching a video made available online, or performing some other kind of activity. Instructions will be posted weekly right here on the webpage by Monday and will be due (by email) on Friday at 5pm of each week. You should e-mail your completed assignment to reymers@morrisville.edu, with the a subject heading of "ANTH#" (with "#" being the number of that week's online activity, as noted above).

Note: for regular correspondence, do not use the above link to my email, or remove the automatic subject line heading, as activities with this subject line are automatically filtered into my email activities folder (and thus I will not see an email having to do with something else until the following week or later).


Note: I will give you 3 chances to get the subject heading correct and to not include attachments in your online media emails to me.

For example, when you sent the first online media assignment, you should have used a subject heading in the email of "ANTH1." If you wrote something else (like, for instance, "Online Media Questions 1" or "anth 1 hw"), or if you have included your assignment as an attachment, you have not paid attention to the details of the assignment instructions (details which make it crucially easier for me to organize your responses and read what you have written).

You can do this three times without penalty, but a fourth instance of not paying attention to the details will result in a 1-point reduction from your Online Media grade. For the vast majority of you who are doing it right, thank you for paying attention to the details!

- Regards, Prof Reymers

 

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Introduction to Anthropology - Fall 2018 - Prof. Kurt Reymers