Learning Goal: I’m working on a anthropology writing question and need guidance to help me learn.
Please select ONEof the options listed (see below). By clicking on the title of each option, you will be taken to a page that contains more details about the requirements. You might want to take the time to read each option before deciding.
- Option 1: Create a presentation
- Option 2: Use your drawing skills to create a picture book
- Option 3: Use your writing skills to describe hominin life
- OPTION 3: For this option, students will pretend to travel back in time to witness the life of a hominin species other than humans. Using your writing skills (and some creativity) and the evidence from the textbook, you will write about a typical day for one member of a hominin species. This should be based on the scientific evidence presented in the textbook; however, you have some freedom to fill in the blanks within reason. But, don’t attribute behaviors to this species that have never been associated with it. All of you have access to a textbook since a free book (Links to an external site.) was listed in the syllabus. No other sources should be used.Select ONE of the species listed below:
- Australopithecus afarensis
- Homo erectus
Here are the elements that you must include:
- Describe the physical appearance of the individual.
- Describe the habitat. Consider describing the sensory input (odor, sights, tastes, touch, sounds) that might have been experienced while the group members engaged in different activities.
- The role of the individual in the group (father, mother, son, daughter, friend, etc…)? What is the sex (male or female) of the individual? How would the other group members refer to this individual (name, gesture, sound, etc..)? Who does the individual live with and how many other members are in the group?
- Tool construction (Who was present when tools were made? What was made? What was the tool made out of? What technique was used to make the tool? Why were the tools being made?)
- Food Acquisition (Who was present during the hunt or scavenging event? What animal was hunted? What technique was used? What happened after a kill was made? What foods were collected? How was the food prepared (e.g., cooked with fire)?)
- Include one behavior not already used for #3-#5.
- On the last page include a citation for the book you used.