1. What characteristics define a hominin? Discuss which aspects of your definition can be assessed in the fossil record.
  2. Discuss the fossil finds at Dmanisi in terms of their morphology and in terms of the information they provide about the dispersal of hominids out of Africa.
  3. Discuss the evolutionary trends in the genus Homo. Start with the transition from early Homoto Homo erectus and end with the Neandertals. Be sure to include the temporal and geographic distributions of the various species of Homo.