Midterm Essay Questions


1) The subfields of anthropology seem quite diverse in their specific subjects and methods. Why, then, are they all considered parts of the single discipline of anthropology? What ties them together?

2) The concept of descent with modification, or evolution, has a great deal of evidence in its support. Indicate the major types of evidence.

3) In what ways is the human primate a typical primate? In what ways is the human primate unique?

4) Distinguish between members of genus Australopithecus and Paranthropus in terms of time, location, and physical features.

You should aim for one to two well developed paragraphs in order to properly answer each question. I will upload the chapters to the book we are using plus outside sources please.


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