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1 Inside scoop on the midterm Midterm 11/9, Haines No blue books necessary Bring pen, not pencil 8 short answer questions (1/2 page each) Questions drawn from list of 26 posted on class webpage Culture is an Adaptation Why study adaptations Culture is derived Why culture is adaptive How (possibly) culture evolved Two more forces of cultural evolution Culture is an Adaptation Why study adaptations Culture is derived Why culture is adaptive How (possibly) culture evolved Two more forces of cultural evolution The world’s climate has become colder and more variable Cooler and drier Spread of grasslands 18–2 mya History of the human lineage. 0 4 6 2 Millions of Years Ago Chimpanzees Modernhumans Australopithecines Bipedal locomotion Otherwise ape-like Small brains No tools Rapid development Sexually dimorphic Plio-Pleistocene climates show cooling and increased variability. Warmer Colder (Redrawn from Opdyke 1995 & NGRIP 2004)
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2 History of the human lineage. 0 4 6 2 Millions of Years Ago Chimpanzees Modern humans Australopithecines Early Homo But, no cultural adaptation Restricted range No symbolic behavior Very simple tools Little variation in space or time Middle and Upper Pleistocene climates show large changes in short time periods. Middle and Upper Pleistocene Warmer Colder (Redrawn from Opdyke 1995 & NGRIP 2004) 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 1000's years BP Similar data from lower latitudes -48.00 -44.00 -40.00 -36.00 -32.00 0 20 40 60 80 100
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2009 for the course ANTHRO 186P taught by Professor Boyd during the Fall '09 term at UCLA.

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