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Unformatted text preview: Huge brow ridge, huge skull, thick jaw, a little smaller brain size, sagittal crest Name When Where Material culture Anatomy Culture? Homo habilis 2.0 to 1.7 mya Africa Oldowan tool culture tradition (rocks modify) Large brain, relatively gracile, prominent brow ridge, generalized teeth Homo erectus 1.8 mya to 40 kya Africa, Asia, SE Europe Very adaptive generalized, Acheulian tool tradition (hand axe), fire Larger brain (lower end of modern normal), thick skill, prominent brow ridge, very muscular, relatively flat chinless face Beginnings of spoken language?, increased social cooperation (in large game hunting) Homo sapens (neandertals) archaic 130,000-28,000 BP Europe, Middle east, North Africa Monsterian tool levallois technique with pressure flaking, adapted to cold, composite tool making Very large brains (greater than or equal to Hss), robust skeleton, jaw, teeth Burial? (shanidar cave) religion: cave art, jelwery burial etc...
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- Spring '08
- homo erectus, East Africa, gracile australopithecines