EDST 391: H. sapiens: What does it mean to be “human”?


Assignment for Day 15

Reading assignment

Writing assignment

  1. What are the major differences in causes of death in the USA vs. among the forest Ache? Does the pattern differ by age?
  2. Please explain which causes of death might create evolutionary selection pressures, why, and for which traits or behaviors. Be sure to consider how age of death matters for selection.
  3. Does a cause of death need to be a major cause of death in order to create selection pressure? Please explain.