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I am a little confused as to what you mean regarding the format. Do you want the Homo ... sections to each be a separate subpage of this page? The article looks in pretty good shape right now. Please reply here or on your talk page. David E. Volk 10:44, 28 March 2008 (CDT)

David, i already formatted it, so you did not see how it was. I made edits to add subsections are well as standardise the lead section and added a few internal links. Diana, is this what you wanted? Chris Day 12:49, 28 March 2008 (CDT)

David and Chris, Thank You for all your help, this format is what I wanted. I have a few questions: 1) I need to add another section, "Reference," how would I be able to add another section? 2) If I were to add a picture, how would be able to this? 3)I need to change my title from "Evolution of hominid intelligence" to "Evolution of hominin intelligence" is it possible to change my title? Again, thank you for all your help. Diana Phung 19:44, 31 March 2008 (MST)

  • It is possible to change your title. Click on the move tab above and rename the article.
  • To add a new section just add a new section header. Depending on the hierarchy use: ==Top level section title==, ===secondary level section title===, ====tertiary level section title==== and so on.
  • For a picture, upload the one you want using the "upload file" link bottom left. I usually upload a jpg. Then use the following format, [[Image:Example.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Caption here]]. Note you can control the size in pixels, the location (right, left or center) and add a caption. More detailed descriptions and further examples and options are available at CZ:How_to_edit_an_article. Chris Day 21:52, 31 March 2008 (CDT)

Chris, Thank you for all your help. I have a couple more things that I did to add to project and was wondering if you could be of assistance. With my citations, I would like to add a suberscript hyperlink that will direct readers to the course. I have tried and I know that I am doing something incorrectly. I have a few areas in my project that needs to be superscript hyperlink (the citation number are bolded throughout my project). My reference is at the end of my project, could you help? Thank You.

Check the examples i just added. if there is only one instance of a reference in the article you could make do with just <ref></ref> tags and it will appear at the bottom (rather than the <ref name=xxx ></ref> ....<ref name=xxx /> format. Using these ref tags is more like footnotes since you could add anything between the ref tags. A little more fancy, for a more consistent look, is to use the {{citation}} template between the ref tags. In that case you just fill in the fields and the style of the reference is set up automatically and consistent with all other CZ articles that use the citation template. Chris Day 10:44, 30 April 2008 (CDT)

Content focus

Diana: Consider discussing with your professor whether you wish to develop the article as the evolution of 'hominid' intelligence or 'hominin' intelligence, since 'hominid' includes the Great Apes whereas 'hominin' refers to the lineage from which Homo sapiens emerged.

As I understand the most recent definition:

Hominid - the group consisting of all modern and extinct Great Apes (that is, modern humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans plus all their immediate ancestors).
Hominin - the group consisting of modern humans, extinct human species and all our immediate ancestors (including members of the genera Homo, Australopithecus, Paranthropus and Ardipithecus).

--Anthony.Sebastian 15:25, 28 March 2008 (CDT)

New section

See article. Added place where you can add a new section. --Anthony.Sebastian 22:51, 31 March 2008 (CDT)


Diana, I inserted your classification table. Let me know if you want any changes. You should indicate source of the information. --Anthony.Sebastian 14:46, 30 April 2008 (CDT)

Diana, as I understand it, Homo sapiens emerged nearly 200,000 years ago, not 32,000 years ago. I will email you relevant pdf. --Anthony.Sebastian 15:33, 30 April 2008 (CDT)

Brain size changes in hominin evolution


See article by Carroll in Nature (citation below) to compare your table on brain size changes and dates of species existence. Carroll also has references you may find helpful. Consider adding both body weight and height for rach hominin species.

NATURE |VOL 422 | 24 APRIL 2003 |

If you cannot access the article, email me; I will send you a PDF.

--Anthony.Sebastian 10:47, 10 May 2008 (CDT)

Can remove Eduzendium notice this article

Emailed Professor Sponheimer, who said this article could have the Eduzendium noticed removed, as the student who worked on it, Diana Phung, has moved on. She said she may continue to collaborate with other authors who begin working on it. --Anthony.Sebastian 15:50, 28 July 2008 (CDT)

Done, thanks all. D. Matt Innis 18:59, 29 July 2008 (CDT)