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Hominid fossils have helped scientists determine both a likely place for the origin of our species, and migration paths throughout the world.
OBJECTIVES
Learn about fossil evidence for human evolution.
Identify location of major fossil discoveries: Australopithecus, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis, and Homo sapiens (modern and present).
Explain and infer migration patterns of early hominids.
INSTRUCTIONS
Using the resources listed below or others you may find, answer the following Hominid Migration Questions as completely as possible. Submit to the appropriate assignment folder after proofreading your work, AND making sure you have met the rubric requirements.
Hominid Migration Questions
Describe the overall migration pattern of humans and their ancestors based on the information provided.
Which group seems to have the earliest, widest distribution throughout much of the Old World?
In which area of the Old World do Neanderthals seem to be most prominent?
Where is the greatest coexistence between Neanderthals and early modern Homo sapiens likely to have occurred? Briefly describe the most recent theory as to the fate of the Neanderthals.
Why have scientists concluded that Africa is the “birthplace” of humanity?
For each of the following locations below, include the following information about one site: classification, age, what was found, anything else of relevance (e.g. Ethiopia- A. afarensis “Lucy”, 3.2 million yo, 40% complete skeleton, adult female)
China
Mexico
Australia
Java
Germany
Ethiopia
Iraq
South Africa
Resources to Use
https://rmpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.evo.lp_humanevo/human-evolution/
https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Neanderthal
https://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/species/homo-neanderthalensis
https://www.nature.com/scitable/content/map-of-homo-erectus-fossil-localities-96680469/
https://www.africanworldheritagesites.org/cultural-places/human-origins/fossil-hominid-sites-south-africa.html
https://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/species/australopithecus-afarensis
http://atlasofhumanevolution.com/Maps.asp
https://www.businessinsider.com/prehistoric-human-migration-from-africa-animated-map-2015-5
https://rmpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/hs11.global.ancient.earl.neandway/the-human-spark-the-neanderthal-way/

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