Final Projects Blog

Week 2

As a biology major I have taken classes on the topic of evolution and from what I have studied, I do accept that evolution is fact. At the same time, I realize that there are still scientists who do not…

Early Hominins

I am astounded by the amount of information that can be found from one piece of bone! I think the scientific community knows a surprising amount about our Hominin ancestors, ranging from social habits to diets. The use of fire…

Early Hominin Studies

Really what we know about early Hominin species is that they were evolving from something more ape-like and becoming more human. They evolved to stand upright and to become bipedal. They developed larger brains leading to the abnormally large size…

Week 2 – Early Hominins

What we really know about early Hominin species comes from their skeletal remains and material culture traces they left behind, like stone tools. I think that we know about the diets of early Hominins based on the size of and…

Week 2 Blog Post – Hominin Opinions

Like most of the posters previous, I too have a very difficult time doubting evolution anymore. We have so much data from fossil finds to actual evidence such as the Galapagos Islands, where the same “species” of bird adapted to…

Week 2 – Early Hominin!

I think that the information we actually know about early Hominin species is very minimal. At first, we knew that there was no evolution and adaptation to the human species. We knew that there must be a direct link between…

Week 2 – Early Hominin Studies

Evolution, to me, has never been a question.  There is much evidence to show that we are connected to many different animals, and there are many skeletons that have been uncovered with characteristics similar but not identical to modern day…

Week 2 – Early Hominin Studies

I feel like this week’s blog is one of the most still modernly controversial topics we could possibly cover in this course.  To the point that my mom, brother, and I all just had the age-old debate about whether evolution…

Week 1 Reflection

After looking through other blogs, I can see that there is a large variance in the amount of experience and knowledge in respect to archaeology. I think that this class will be beneficial to all of us, in different ways,…

WEEK 1 REFLECTION

After having read through the blog posts of my fellow classmates, I was quite happy to find that I am not the only one with little archeological experience. In fact, it seems that there are only a handful of students…