This essay focuses on the existence and behaviors .Therefore, it is up to you to select what you feel are the most compelling ideas and evidence from the past few weeks
For our second unit we explored how anthropology helps us answer our second big question: “why are we the sole surviving hominins remaining on the planet?” Based on our assign readings, your independent readings, and our class sessions, develop your answer to our central question.
Therefore, it is up to you to select what you feel are the most compelling ideas and evidence from the past few weeks. You could follow this outline : YOU SHOULD USE ALL THE READINGS UPLOADED AND CITE THEM Outline ·
How does Archeology give us answers about so many details? a). Tools and technology § Archaeological evidence for bipedalism, tool use, and cooking b) . Types of archeology § Experimental archaeology, underwater, historical, colonial, classical, contract c) . Methods of archeology § Dating, stratigraphy, seriation .· Part 2: This part will focus on Agriculture and how it was one of the innovations that helped us survive.
Even though it came with significant costs a) Foragers and farmers b) . Hunter-gathering c) Effects of agriculture · Part 3. This part will focus on symbolic systems and the ability to go abstract with thinking and expression. a) . Theory of mind b) Levels of intentionality c) Neurological evolution. Often, archaeology provides the only means to learn of the existence and behaviors of people of the past. Across the millennia many thousands of cultures and societies. Billions of people have come and gone of which there is little. No written record or existing records are misrepresentative or incomplete.
In a relatively small number of technologically advanced civilizations. In contrast, Homo sapiens has existed for at least 200,000 years. And other species of Homo for millions of years (see Human evolution). These civilizations are, not coincidentally, the best-known.
They are open to the inquiry of historians for centuries. While the study of pre-historic cultures has arisen only recently. Even within a literate civilization many events and important human practices are not officially record. Any knowledge of the early years of human civilization – the development of agriculture. Cult practices of folk religion, the rise of the first cities – must come from archaeology.