skullstuff - 1. Sexual dimophism 2. Identiy this specimen:...

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1. Sexual dimophism 2. Identiy this specimen: Australopithecus africanus 3. Cranial capacity: 370-515 ml Timeline: 2-3 mya Famous site: S. Africa, Sterkfontein. Taung child Morphology: No sagital crest Small front teeth/large rear 4. Compare and contrast A. africanus and A. afarensis: Africanus Afarensis Cranial capacity: 370-515 mL 380-500 mL Morphology: No sagital crest Slight sagital crest Small front teeth/ Teeth large front large rear and back Slightly prognathis Time frame: 2-3 mya Sites: S. Africa, Ethiopia, Laetoli footprints Sterkfontein. Taung child Geographic extent: ******************************* 5. Paranthropus aethiopicus a. Describe morphology and is it gracile or robust? Cranial capacity: 410 mL Morphology: Sagittal crest Prognathic Dates: 1-3 mya b. Wat is the name of the ridge running along skull? What is its purpose? Sagittal crest, where muscles attach for chewing seeds and nuts. c.
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Simmons during the Spring '06 term at South Carolina.

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