MMW1 hominids chart

MMW1 hominids chart - Yixin Huang TA Ulli Green MMW1 Jordan...

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Name of Hominid Date of Existence ‘Person/Location of Discovery Physical Description Cranial Capacity Diet Technology/Tool s Theories of Social Structure/Lifestyle Notable Specimen A. Anemensis 4 mil. years ago Kenya/Harvard Univ Expedition Appears ape-like; enlarged lower leg bone 375 cc Tough fibrous plants i.e. roots None found Upright walkers; bipedal A. Afarensis 3.9-3 mil. years ago Eastern Africa (Ethiopia) Hip and femur fit together as to allow walking; fingers & toes curved; arms long; never straightened legs; Cheek teeth parallel in rows to each other; similar to an ape; large molar teeth Relatively small (380- 430 cm.3) None found Bipedal; Large drift between male/ female size (no pair-bonding); small family groups with dominant male & number of breeding females; sexual dimorphism “Lucy” (1974) “Selam” A. Africanus 2.4 -3.5 mya South Africa Slenderly built; Less primitive looking teeth 400-500cc Globular braincase None found Sexual dimorphism “Taung Child” (1924) “Mrs. Ples” A. Robustus 2.0 – 1.2 mil. years
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course MMW 1 taught by Professor Jordan during the Fall '06 term at UCSD.

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