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Unformatted text preview: 1 Homo ergaster and Homo erectus I. Cranial characteristics of Homo ergaster A. Primitive traits B. Shared derived traits with modern humans C. Unique derived features D. Functional considerations II. Postcrania III. Acheulean tools A. Tool kit B. Function of hand axes IV. Stasis in hand ax morphology V. H. ergaster cultural adaptations A. Dispersal into the temperate zone and the use of fire B. Diet VI. H. erectus in Asia A. Dubois's original find B. Morphology C. Tools D. Alternative classifications The world cools at the start of the Pleistocene 1.8 mya (p. 328) Homo ergaster 1.8 mya Dispersal out of Africa Changes in: a. morphology b. technology c. social organization d. behavior Geographic distribution of H. ergaster (p. 341) Homo ergaster appears early in Asia: Dmanisi, 1.7 mya (p. 330) H. ergaster: Primitive cranial traits (p. 329) Skull narrows behind eyes Receding forehead No chin 2 H. ergaster: Shared derived traits with modern humans Small, less prognathic face...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course ANTHRBIO 161 taught by Professor Mitani during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Winter '08