This was the comment page for two readings about human origins, taking us from hominins to early Homo:
- Lavenda & Schultz chapter 5, “What Can the Fossil Record Tell Us about Human Origins?” in Anthropology: What Does it Mean to be Human?
- “The Latest on Homo naledi” by John Hawks in American Scientist (2016).
This was part of an Intro to Anthropology 2017 course. For a 2021 update see:
[image caption and credit John Hawks: DH1 (left) and DH3 (center) of Homo naledi compared to KNM-ER 3733 from the Turkana Basin, usually attributed to Homo erectus. These skulls, shown to scale, illustrate the very small size of the Homo naledi cranium compared to African Homo erectus.]