Now that you’ve read about recent human history, offer your thoughts on Sissons longer historical scale of time. Write at least 1-2, but as many, paragraphs as you need for each question, relying upon Sissons for your answers.
1 – What is the consequence of humans being “placental mammals?”
2 – Oil and chalk? Who cares?
3 – What is “our fishy legacy” with regard to vertebrates?
4 – What was the impact of fire on our evolution according to Sissons?
5 – When do we sapiens seem to begin to attempt “abstract thought”?
6 – Whatever did happen to Neanderthal man?
7 – Who were these “little people”?
8 – How does the book argue the beginning of farming changed human history?
9 – What does it say about city life changing things for humanity?
10 – Given what you’ve learned here, and about recent history, what do you now think of humanity?
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