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Unformatted text preview: example, we can correlate a low oxygen environment on the earth with the rise of the dinosaurs (which had a special lung adapted for low oxygen levels, the precursor of the lungs birds now have). Likewise all of this information can be used for fossils of human remains. We can learn where our ancestors lived, what their health was like, what they ate, where they migrated, and why. For example, with the three year old child that was found in Ethiopia in the Dikika Region. With this fossil, the scientist can determine the age of the child, the medical condition, and living behavior. The fossil includes the complete skull, brain impression, vertebrae of the neck, hand, shoulder blade, and both collarbones. All this information showed that there might be a link between the apes and human....
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2010 for the course SCI 230 SCI/230 taught by Professor Trevorklein during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
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