For this assignment you will create a detailed chart about hominin evolution that covers ALL of the following characteristics for Australopithecus afarensis, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis, and Homo sapiens:
- Time period where they were living both in number and era name.
- Famous example
- Brain size
- Facial characteristics like prognathism, teeth size and shape, and brow ridge.
- Upper and lower body related to locomotion like the specific shape of the shoulders, pelvis, and legs.
- Tool use
- Social and cultural behavior (if any)
Then answer the following question in 1-2 pages. What trends do you notice across each of the categories? How do these reflect adaptation to the environment?
Assignment should follow style instructions listed in the syllabus and be written in your own words. If you use outside research, please cite in APA style and include a reference page.
Requirement of Hominin Chart Rubric:
Chart – Chart is complete with appropriate detail in all sections for all species.
Write Up – Write up identifies biological trends across the chart and accurately explains them as adaptations.
Style – Student used the proper Hominin Trends Template as required.