The first fossils that were recognized as belonging to an extinct hominin species (select all that apply):
a. were found in the nineteenth century in Germany.
b. belonged to the species Australopithecus africanus.
c. were found in the twenty-first century in Indonesia.
d. belonged to the species Homo neanderthalensis.
e. belonged to the species Homo erectus.
With the sequencing of the Neanderthal genome, some scientists have argued that it is now theoretically possible to produce a Neanderthal through a combination of genetic engineering and cloning. If such a thing were done, how do you think society would treat any Neanderthal that resulted? As a species more akin to chimpanzees, which is to say subject to being kept in zoos? Or as regular, if somewhat different, human beings?- Voclasses
In his 1903 essay “Was the World Made for Man?” Mark Twain wrote, “If the Eiffel tower were now representing the world’s age, the skin of paint on the pinnacle-knob at its summit would represent man’s share of that age; and anybody would perceive that that skin was what the tower was built for. I reckon they would. I dunno.” Evaluate Twain’s words in light of what you have learned about the history of life on Earth.- Voclasses
To judge by fossil remains and other evidence, the “Lucy” hominin Australopithecus afarensis appears to (select all that apply):
a. have been bipedal.
b. have been about as intelligent as modern humans.
c. have existed roughly 3.2 million years ago.
d. have been replaced by modern humans.
e. have existed roughly 1.6 million years ago.
The first hominin species to leave Africa:
a. was Homo sapiens, 50,000-60,000 years ago.
b. was Homo neanderthalensis 350,000 years ago.
c. was Australopithecus afarensis roughly 3.2 million years ago.
d. was Homo erectus roughly 1.8 million years ago.
e. was Homo sapiens roughly 1.8 million years ago.
Homo sapiens or modern humans (select all that apply):
a. evolved into their present anatomical form in Africa.
b. first migrated out of Africa 1.8 million years ago.
c. never interbred with Neanderthals.
d. went north and west, into Europe, on their first migration out of Africa.
e. first appeared in Africa about 200,000 years ago.
The “Hobbit” species that has been named Homo floresiensis (select all that apply):
a. lived in present-day Indonesia.
b. was arguably a Neanderthal.
c. was arguably a modern human suffering from a physical condition.
d. is thought to have died out 28,000 years ago.
e. may represent a previously unknown species of hominin.