As we complete our first week I’d like you to take some time and think about Welker’s title for our last chapter this week – What is a hominin? In the final chapter Welker focuses a lot on anatomy, which is important and should be included in your paper. However, I want you to think about hominins holistically – their behaviors, the impact the environment had on them and that they had on the environment (?). Take some time to think about the disciplines that have worked on this question – What is a hominin? How have their technologies and discipline specific methods impacted our knowledge of 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 week 1 module.
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 the question “What is a Hominin?”