Anthropology 2050 class notes 3

Anthropology 2050 class notes 3 - Monday Anthropology 2050...

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Monday, February 02, 2009 Anthropology 2050 class notes Homo erectus “upright man” o 1.9/1.5 mya-150kya o Brain 1000 cc o Massive brow ridges o Heavy jaws, no chin o Language? o Material culture: the “acheulean” industry o Discovered by Eugene Dubois in 1891 in Java o Controversial find at the time (brain size vs. bipedalism, very different than Neanderthals) o First of our ancestors to leave Africa o Other sites in china, Africa, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Europe Zhoukoudian, China o Excavated by Davidson Black in 1921 o Ca. 460-230 kya o Show gradual increase in brain size through time 900 to 1100 cc o Evidence of shelters o Clothing? Fire? o Hunting or scavenging? Homo erectus innovations o Multipurpose Acheulean handaxes (bifaces) o Fire o Clothing o Architecture (huts) The use of fire
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Monday, February 02, 2009 o Very little evidence for controlled use of fire from Oldowan and Acheulean site in Africa o Tentative evidence for the use of fire by early hominins dates to 1.4 mya in Kenya at
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course ANTH 2050 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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