Historical Geology 102
Human Origins Study Guide


After the "Human Origins" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What are the characteristics of primates?

What are the two suborders of primates?

What are the characteristics of prosimians?

What is are the differences between old world and new world monkeys?

What are the three Families of Hominoids?

Give examples of each of these three Families.

When do hominids evolve?

How do hominids differ from other hominoids?

How are hominids similar to other hominoids?

List and describe the four species of australopithecines.

List and describe the four species of humans.

What genus and species are modern humans?