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Unformatted text preview: Brendan K aminsky Anthropology 148 Film Analyses Film Analyses: In Search of Human Origins 2 This film is among a series of films, which explain humans’ earliest ancestors as well as discuss the search for the “missing link” between apes and humans. The film begins by stating that our closest relatives are African Apes and that the earliest human fossils were found in Africa. The human remains were incredibly hard to find as well. Throughout the film, famous scientists and archaeologists weigh in on their opinion of Lucy’s behavioral characteristics and kinds of tools that she used or could have used. In the beginning of the film, it is explained how the earliest ancestors were preserved. She, (as they call the earliest ancestor) died a natural death, and sediments covered over her bones when she drowned in the water, preserving them for millions of years. In addition to examining them by their bones, archaeologists could discover a great deal about our ancestors by looking at animals who lived with them....
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- Spring '08
- Human Evolution, Lucy