Unit 5 Discussion board

DUE TODAY!!! As a species, humans are extremely diverse, and yet our biological diversity cannot be partitioned into discrete types, subspecies, or races. At the same time, race functions as a social and political category, imposing inequality in some societies.  What are the beliefs about biological diversity and race in your community today? EBOOK: https://perspectives.pressbooks.com/front-matter/preface/ … Read more

Race& human variation

Describe why genetic diversity is greater within-groups than between-groups. Discuss two studies (from chapter 13) that support your argument. 2. Describe the thermal stressors to humans present in very cold and very hot temperatures. Then provide one example of an acclimatory adjustment and one example of an adaptation to cold temperatures.

Archaic homo & modern Homo sapiens

Discuss why Archaic Homo sapiens do not fit within the “caveman” stereotype. 2. What was the role of climate and region in terms of the physical and cultural variability of Archaic Homo sapiens? Pick one group of Archaic Homo sapiens to illustrate your point(s). 3. Discuss the skeletal traits that define modern Homo sapiens. How … Read more


1. Describe what kinds of information can be learned from a single fossil, including information about the organism and its environment. 2. Discuss the selective pressures for bipedalism. Then, describe two skeletal adaptations for bipedalism. 3. Name some specific behaviors associated with Homo erectus in the areas of tool use, subsistence practices, migration patterns, and … Read more

Discussion Board… 8 Sentences

Forensic anthropology is a branch of applied anthropology, in which experts use their knowledge of the human body to identify dead individuals. Forensic anthropologists often work with law enforcement agencies, identifying murder victims or unknown individuals. Archaeologists will use these same practices in a field called bioarchaeology, to identify how people lived and died in the past. … Read more

behavior and evolution

Discuss the main differences between the two primate suborders: Strepsirrhini and Haplorrhini. In your response, describe two ways they differ physically from one another and two ways they differ socially from one another. 2, Describe three ways in which food availability and distribution affects primate group size, group interactions, and/or social behaviors.