Invertebrates evolved before vertebrates, and they remain the most diverse and numerous animals. The longevity and diversity of invertebrate lineages attests to how well they have adapted to their environment You will discuss the following: How protist ancestor(s) could have given rise to animals Using the geological timeline will help you put these events together to support your finding (Chapter 16.5) Make reference to the following to support your findings: homeotic genes (Chapter 10.3) comparative genomics and patterns of development. Discuss Animal Traits and Body Plans (identify features common to all animals and describe some of the ways in which animal body plans can vary Discuss Origins and Diversification (what fossil record reveals about early animal evolution and identify environmental and biological factors that may have encouraged adaptive radiation during the Cambrian period, According to DNA and fossil evidence, where were the first bones known to man found and how was it identified (name/location) 2. According to evidence, what were some of the characteristics of the first human. 3. Based on your knowledge of Evolution do you think humans as we know now will evolve into something totally different, if so, explain and give examples.