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Unformatted text preview: ANTH 200 March 24, 08 Need to know scientific names of fossils and where they come from and when they were alive Gorillas split 8 million years ago on hominid scale Chimps/banobos split 6 million years ago Africa is cradle of human kind. Mostly east Africa, (Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania). Also Central/West Africa, (Chad), and South Africa, (South Africa) Human looking, bipedal fossils have been found at 6 million, but between 6-7, even to 10 million years ago, there are not many fossils, which would be the “last common ancestor” Found Lothagam ape mandible, in Kenya, is about 8-9 million years old. May be this “last common ancestor” Afar, is the place where the red sea goes out to the Indian ocean, north west of Ethiopia. Very important delta. Use to be very fertile, now very hot and not safe. Fossils (Hominid): • Ardipithecus ramidus and close relative Ardipithecus kadabba o Lived 5.8 – 4.4 mya....
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- Fall '08
- Hominidae, Hominina, Australopithecus afarensis, A. Afarensis