discuss the evidence that archaic homo sapiens built temporary shelters and used fire

Part A.

Reflect on one of the following prompts – select only one (1) (150+ words)

A. Discuss the evidence that archaic Homo sapiens built temporary shelters and used fire.

B. Describe the injuries and pathologies evident in the Shanidar I skeleton. Summarize what, if anything, this tells us about Neandertal lifestyle and/or cultural behavior.

Part B. minimum of 100+ words – please cite any resources used.

The more detail about Part B, please see the PDF.

THE TASK:

  1. Read this one-page information sheet about forensic facial reconstruction.
    (links on the left to learn more) http://www.anthropology.si.edu/writteninbone/facial_reconstruction.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  2. Browse this list of websites that feature Neanderthal facial reconstructions by reputable and knowledgeable experts. (5 points)
    http://peabody.yale.edu/exhibits/fossil-fragments/fossils/neanderthal-reconstruction (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19960748
    (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
    http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2008/09/17/neanderthal_woman_is_first_rep/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
    http://www.daynes.com/en/reconstructions/neanderthal,2.php
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    http://arc-team-open-research.blogspot.com/2012/08/facial-reconstruction-of-neanderthal.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  3. Visit the following website and write a brief report on research that strikes you as interesting – it must be about Neanderthals. (15 points)
    http://www.pnas.org/search?submit=yes&y=0&fulltext=Neanderthal&x=0&format=standard&hits=80&sortspec=relevance&submit=Go (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

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