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FINAL EXAM REVIEW SHEET HUMAN SPECIES—SINELLI—FALL 2008 For each of the following hominids, know the following: Protohominid or hominid? Where in Africa did the hominid live? What kind of environment did it prefer? When was the hominid alive? Which, if any, famous site is associated with the fossil finds? Is the hominid represented by a famous specimen (e.g. Taung)? Who discovered the hominid? Is the hominid gracile or robust? What are some of the general features unique to the hominid? Where does the hominid fit into the scheme of human evolution? South African australopithecines: - Australopithecus africanus (Taung, Mrs. Ples) - Paranthropus robustus East African australopithecines - Paranthropus boisei - Paranthropus aethiopicus (Black Skull) - Australopithecus garhi H. habilis Homo habilis: 2.4 – 1.6 Mya H. Habilis at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania When discovered and by whom? What does the name mean? Type of tools used, brain size 631 cc, famous specimen OH 24 “Twiggy” OH 62—Tim White 1986 at Koobi Fora, Kenya What did the postcranial remains suggest? That they had longer arms, shorter legs than humans and still spent some of their time in trees. The Oldowan stone tool kit: features of, how were they used, and why are they significant? H. Rudolfensis Who found it, when, and where? Specimen number KNMER 1470.
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2009 for the course ANT 2511 taught by Professor Sinelli during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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