Discuss the evolutionary trends in the genusHomo. Start with the transition from earlyHomotoHomoerectusand end with the Neandertals. Be sure to include the temporal and geographic distributions of the various species ofHomo.

Discuss the evolutionary trends in the genusHomo. Start with the transition from earlyHomotoHomoerectusand end with the Neandertals. Be sure to include the temporal and geographic distributions of the various species ofHomo..

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Questions:

1. Discuss the evolutionary trends in the genus Homo. Start with the transition from early Homo to Homo erectus and end with the Neandertals. Be sure to include the temporal and geographic distributions of the various species of Homo.

2. Discuss the two main hypotheses that have been used to explain the origin and dispersal of modern humans.

3. What is the adaptive value of dark skin tones in equatorial regions such as Africa? What evolutionary pressure caused a lightening of skin tones away from this area?

4.Explain the way a woman’s diet during pregnancy can have an impact on her future child and grandchildren.

Discuss the evolutionary trends in the genusHomo. Start with the transition from earlyHomotoHomoerectusand end with the Neandertals. Be sure to include the temporal and geographic distributions of the various species ofHomo.

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