Anthro-Olympic Pentathlon Gold Medalist) You may assume that the contestants can communicate, and are familiar with the events, have practiced and have been selected by their species to compete in these five events. There are NO weight classes within the events. The five events in our Anthro-Olympic Pentathlon are: (1) discus (2) wrestling (3) skateboarding (4) 100 yard dash and (5) weight lifting. You will be awarding Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for EACH event and then calculate who scores highest overall to be the PENTATHLON GOLD MEDALIS The points in each event are 5 points for 1st, 4 points for second, 3 points for third, 2 points for fourth, and 1 point for 5th – basically a “participant ribbon.”
You are assigned FIVE competitors including modern human (Homo sapien sapien), (Homo neanderthalensis) (Homo erectus) (Homo habilis) (Australopithecus afarensis) to compete in each event. You will need to research and focus on the average size and abilities of each of these species in order to evaluate their abilities against each other in the five competitions. You may have this be a male event or female event as that is how fossils and skeletal remains are identified.
There are variables in height among the contestants, you may choose the shortest to the tallest. Homo Sapien sapien we are choosing to set at between 5.5 to 6.1 feet and weighing 110 to 195 pounds. Homo neanderthalensis was between 5.0 – 5.1 feet and weighed between 172 to 185 pounds. Homo erectus was between 4.8 – 6.1 ft and weighed 88 to 150 pounds Homo habilis was between 3.3 – 4.5 feet weighing about 110 pounds. Australopithecus afrensis was between 4.4 – 5.0 feet and weighed between 95-150 pounds. You are on your own to determine their physical abilities in relationship to the events. Remember all of these competitors have trained for these events.