EBIO lab - cranial measurements

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Luke Morin Bio Human Approach – Lab 10/25/07 Lab Report – Cranial Measurements Data: Cranial Length Cranial Width Cranial Height B Proconsul africanus 7 17 6.5 H Kenyanthropus platyops 10.5 18 8.5 C Australopithecus afarensis 12 9 11 J Australopithecus africanus 10 12 10.7 I Australopithecus bosei 11 13 8 K Homo ergaster 13 11 10 E Homo erectus 16 12.5 13 F Homo heidelburgensis 16 13.5 12 D Homo neanderthalensis 17 13 11.5 G Homo sapiens 19 14 14.6 Evidence for selections - Proconsul africanus: Short, wide cranium – good for chewing, ape-like Kenyanthropus platyops: Very distorted, flat-faced, very wide, ape-like cranium Australopithecus afarensis: Bipedal entry for spinal cord, very small, not apelike. Well
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Unformatted text preview: preserved. Australopithecus africanus: 2 skulls present Australopithecus bosei: Wider jaw than other Australopithecus species, does not appear to be Homo species, but has large head Homo ergaster: Very complete, human-like. Smallest of Homo craniums Homo erectus: Larger measurements to indicate increased intelligence, final remaining skull Homo heidelburgensis: Very long, sloping cranium extending above the brow Homo neanderthalensis: Largest skull that was not obviously human. Homo sapiens: Distinctively human, largest of the skulls to accommodate largest brain....
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