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Early hominid lifestyles: transition from ape to human I. Questions  II. Methodological tools  III. The paleoecological setting  IV. Complex foraging the evolution of human life history A. Differences between humans and apes  B. Correlates of hunting and extractive foraging 1. Learning  2. Sexual division of labor  3. Food sharing C. Correlates of complex foraging  V. Evolution of complex foraging A. Extractive foraging  B. Hunting and meat-eating 1. Archaeological evidence of hunting - When?  a. Association of tools and fossil animals  b. Taphonomic evidence C. Hunters or scavengers? - How? 1. Chimpanzee hunting 2. Scavenging is dangerous and not easy 3. Scavenging does not preclude  4. Taphonomic evidence
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Questions Did early hominids eat meat? Did they hunt? Did they use tools? Did they share food? Did males and females differ in their behavior? 
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Sources of information  to reconstruct behavior  1. Archaeological material remains left by hominids  2. Behavior of primates 3. Behavior of human hunter-gatherers
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The Pliocene saw a shift from wet forests to drier,  open conditions
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