3-3-09 notes - 1 The emergence of the Genus Homo o...

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1. The emergence of the Genus Homo: o Appearance of tools- H. Habilis o Shift in diet, body size, and appearance. H. erectus It is though that the shift in diet toward meat led to a complex hunting culture that, in turn, promoted an increase in brain size and intelligence. First to use first and leave Africa. o Homo- erectus: They were taller and slimmer, looked a bit like modern monkeys and they were the first species to leave Africa and venture to Spain, Georgia, modern Israel, china, and several other countries. Africa--Turkana boy China-Peking man Indonesia-Java man Britain- Piltdown man: the first homo-erectus found, but it was a fraud it was a skull of a homo sapiens and the jaw bone of a chimpanzee. They may have been able to spawn a new species when they ventured toward Indonesia, near java. Homo Floresiensis: a new species of human; a descendent of h. Erectus? They were very small people (pigmies). This is not PROVEN it is simple speculation about the inhabitants and how they
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