EDST 391: H. sapiens: What does it mean to be “human”?
- In discussing human language, Chapter 7 touches on the evolution
of diverse aspects of Homo sapiens sapiens' physiology, behavior,
and culture. What, in your view, are the most important insights to be
gleaned from this chapter about what makes us human and why?
Thinking assignment. Be prepared to discuss your conclusions in
second reading, "Good Grief," talks about burial specifically, but it
illustrates a lot more about us in the process. Which themes from the
language chapter did it illustrate?
Please provide specific examples.
In-class activity handed out to you on my behalf because I was ill