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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
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Culture is an Adaptation Why study adaptations Culture is derived Why culture is adaptive How (possibly) culture evolved Two more forces of cultural evolution
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Culture is an Adaptation Why study adaptations Culture is derived Why culture is adaptive How (possibly) culture evolved Two more forces of cultural evolution
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The world’s climate has become colder and more variable Cooler and drier Spread of grasslands 18–2 mya
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History of the human lineage. 0 4 6 2 Millions of Years Ago Chimpanzees Modern humans Australopithecines Bipedal locomotion Otherwise ape-like w Small brains w No tools w Rapid development w Sexually dimorphic
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Plio-Pleistocene climates show cooling and increased variability. Warmer Colder (Redrawn from Opdyke 1995 & NGRIP
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History of the human lineage. 0 4 6 2 Millions of Years Ago Chimpanzees Modern humans Australopithecines Early Homo Human life history w larger brains w tool use w slow development w little sexual dimorphism But, no cultural adaptation w Restricted range w No symbolic behavior w Very simple tools w Little variation in space or time
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changes in short time periods. Middle and Upper
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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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