The Wisdom of Bones Book by Walker and Shipman The paper will be 5-7 pages and typed (10-12 pt font, double spaced, one inch margins on all perimeters).
You will take one of the topics listed below, and
using the discussion on that topic from your assigned book, The Wisdom of the Bones, discuss how the points of view taken by Walker and Shipman can be
informed by (and how they inform) the assigned textbook reading (Humankind Emerging)and lectures, that pertain to the same topic. Outside research is also
encouraged but not required. The papers will be due on Wednesday, November 20
Topics for discussion:
-What is it to be human?
-What do we know about the emergence of language with Homo erectus?
-When speaking of the first year for humans, that between birth and one year, Alan Walker says "I am convinced it is the most important twelve months in
our lives" What does he mean? elaborate in detail.