For the week 2 paper I want you to do a comparison between three of the hominins we met in Part II the Miocene Epoch and Part III the Pliocene Epoch of Welker’s text.
Choose 3 from this list of nine or ten hominins (depending on how you split Ar. Ramidus and Ar. Kadabba):
Ardipithecus ramidus, Ardipithecus kadabba
Australopithecus prometheus or africanus
Keep in mind the evolutionary forces that might have played a part in their speciation event, the environments they were inhabiting, the time period when they were alive, their social organizations, their anatomy and degree of encephalization, etc. Be as holistic as possible when making these comparisons and talk about how each aspect might have impacted other aspects of existence for these hominins.
I don’t want you to bring in outside sources for this paper – use the resources and links provided in our text and the weeks 1 & 2 modules.
All sources should be cited within the paper and in a bibliography (Bib) or works cited (WC) at the end of your paper in whatever citation style you have chosen – APA, MLA, Chicago Manual Style.
Minimum word count – 1,000 words excluding the WC or Bib
The first page of your paper should include your name, the name and number of our class, and a title that reflects your thoughts about these hominini.