Human origins questions

This blog post is for you. Leave your questions in the comments section.

Here’s some suggestions just to get you started:

  • What do you want to know about human evolution?
  • Now that you’ve studied evolutionary theory, what do you need to understand more clearly?
  • What did you think about the reading assignments or the in-class movie?
  • Does studying human evolution provoke you to reflection about modern life?
  • Do you have something cool to share concerning evolution?

Feel free to write or ask whatever you want!


About Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson is a project cataloger at The Mariners' Museum library. He has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and was formerly a professor at ODU. You can find him on Twitter @m4ttTh0mps0n.
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4 Responses to Human origins questions

  1. Look here! Its the comments section. Leave your questions here.

  2. La'Teef Evans says:

    What happened in the Cambrian explosion?

    Is the HAR1 gene a cause or result of humans accelerated evolution?

  3. Rachael Leckey says:

    What do I think about human evolution? Human Evolution is the theory which states that humans developed from primates or ape-like ancestors. On Nov. 4th 1859 the view on evolution changed. This is because Charles Darwin published his work on The Origin of Species. This made human evolution a bit more believable. Natural selection was also introduced as well and this is the physical traits of an organism according to their environment that they live in.
    I want to learn more about the evolution theory like in more detail. I want to learn more about Charles Darwin and what he thought about evolution theory.

    I though that the reading assignments and the in-class movie were both interesting and I learned more about what this class is about because I didnt really know what this class was going to be about. I learned more about evolution, Charles Darwin, what anthropology is about and more.

    Yes, it does provoke me to reflect about modern life because it gives me a different view on anthropology and it’s interesting to me to learn about humans and evolution. Hows how these anthropologists discovered all of these theories and what they believed.

    I don’t really have anything to share with you about evolution other than what I know about evolution and how they say we were ascended from apes and monkeys.

  4. Hassam Langah says:

    How did there get to be so many different types of people?
    How far back in time can we date bones or skeletons?

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