After studying this course, you should be able to:
describe features of apes, and features that distinguish Homo from apes
explain an evolutionary tree for hominines that shows one interpretation of the evolution of Homo from ape-like ancestors, australopithecines
use what is known about social group structure in living species of ape to suggest social group structure in extinct species
interpret features of apes, australopithecines, and Homo species in terms of adaptations
understand the roots of those features that make Homo sapiens different from other mammal species.