Lecture 19 (3-20)

Lecture 19 (3-20) - Approaches to Understanding Modern...

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Approaches to Understanding Modern Human Origins The Earliest Discoveries of Modern Humans Something New and Different Technology and Art in the Upper Paleolithic Summary of Upper Paleolithic Culture Homo sapiens sapiens All contemporary populations are placed in the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens . Most paleoanthropologists agree that several fossil forms, dating as far back as 100,000 y.a., should be included in the same subspecies. Recently discovered fossils from Africa are clearly H. sapiens , but show minor differences from living people and could be described as “near-modern.” Questions About the Origin and Dispersal of H. sapiens sapiens When did H. sapiens sapiens first appear? Where did the transition take place? In one region or several? What was the pace of evolutionary change? How fast did the transition occur? How did the dispersal of H. sapiens sapiens to other areas of the Old World take place? Theories of Human Origins
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ANTHRO 1 taught by Professor Wilkie during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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Lecture 19 (3-20) - Approaches to Understanding Modern...

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