arch 080327 - Weed Species A species that flourishes in...

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Weed Species A species that flourishes in almost any environment; may tend to damage the host environment: may tend to damage their host environment: it is adaptable, frequently a fast breeder. Examples: kudzu; rats: crabgrass; ragweed; cockroaches; humans Genetic Malleability Pygmies Coyotes, wolves, and dogs Lions and tigers Neanderthals - are they still among us? Archaic Homo sapiens Africa: 600,000 – 300,000 ya, larger brains, rounded skulls, intermediate between Homo erectus, and modern humans, parent generation for modern humans? Asia: 200,000 – 100,000 ya, larger brains, mix of primitive and modern morphology, some areas retain Homo erectus characteristics, other populations more modern in appearance. Archaic Homo sapiens Europe: Neanderthals Sima de los Huesos: Atapuerca Mountains of Northern Spain, attributes of African, and Asian archaic and many features of the later classic Neanderthals, 300,000 ya. Homo antecessor Arago: French Pyrenees, Asian Homo erectus appearance but teeth, chin, mandible foreshadow
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