Late Hominins - iii Bones located where most meat was had cut marks on them 3 Homo Erectus a First to be widely distributed outside of Africa b

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Late Hominins: Using Big Brains 1) Homo Habilis a. Earliest hominid/ latest hominin b. Coexisted with austraolipithescus c. ~3-1 million mya i. Climate getting cooler and drier -> Open savannah d. Fingertips weren’t curved e. Non opposable big toe f. Dentition is reduced. . more meat and less plants. Diversifying g. Expanded brain size (500-800 cm^3) h. First time evidence tool use i. Oldowan Pebble Tools** 2) Hominin Shift a. Larger Brain Size i. Compared to body size b. Technology i. Use of stone tools (oldowan pebbles) c. Changes in Social Behavior i. Home bases d. Dietary Shift i. More meat consumption ii. Olduvai Bed I: Butchering site, maybe accumulated over time
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Unformatted text preview: iii. Bones located where most meat was had cut marks on them 3) Homo Erectus a. First to be widely distributed outside of Africa b. Larger body size c. Limb proportions are like humans d. Nariokotome Boy: Exactly like a modern human from neck down i. Still had a brow ridge and a small sagittal crest e. Brain Size 750-1225 cm3 f. Behavioral flexibility to survive different environments i. Had to learn and have social interaction which means CULTURE g. First to control fire h. First evidence of shelter i. Acheulean Tools i. Much more sophisticated than oldowan j....
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2010 for the course ANTH 1102 taught by Professor Gonzalez during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Late Hominins - iii Bones located where most meat was had cut marks on them 3 Homo Erectus a First to be widely distributed outside of Africa b

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