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Archaic Homo sapiens

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These characteristics of archaic Homo sapiens show that they were very close to us biologically and culturally. Discuss the differences between the archaic and modern forms of Homo sapiens in these two aspects. What does this mean for differences in lifestyle?
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Explain the regional variation in archaic Homo sapiens. Why might populations in different geographic areas look or act differently?
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Early Modern Homo sapiens

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Discuss one or more reasons why early modern Homo sapiens is found at earlier dates in Africa than in Asia and Europe.
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Models for Explaining Modern Homo sapiens' Origins

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Which model of humans’ origins is most likely? Explain your answer.
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What evidence do palaeoanthropologists need to find before a definitive explanation for the origin of modern humans can be found?

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