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Discussion Questions Reading 5 Anthropology Explored: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes, 2ndedition SOCI1250 – Introduction to Anthropology Gary Toth - Instructor The Emergence of Modern Humans (Reading 5) Alison S. Brooks 1) Discuss what features differentiate modern humans from earlier archaic forms. 2) Why do you think it is important to study migration patterns? 3) Why is it important to study the Neanderthals? 4) Why do you think that there were great leaps forward in human evolution outside of Europe before they happened in Europe? How could the environment be a factor? 5) Compare and contrast the candelabra and hatrack theories. Is there more evidence to support one or the other? 6) Why is mitochondrial DNA so crucial to the study of evolution? How does it support the "African Eve" hypothesis?