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[Type the document title] [Year] Anthropology 005 Introduction to Physical Anthropology Problem Set # 7: 1. At some point, some hominin population gave rise to the earliest Homo. A. Will it be easy or difficult to assign various fossil forms to either Homo or the ancestral genus? Explain. It would be easy seeing that there are certain characteristics the “homo” holds. The brains  for homo started increasing dramatically, therefore the skulls had to compensate for this so  one example we could look for is enlarged skulls as well as many other characteristics. B. In what ways do Homo and earlier hominins differ? Homo are completely bipedal, where as early hominins suggested bipedality, but it was  not concrete. Homo have larger brains than early hominins.  C. Then, can you suggest some defensible (cladistic/phylogenetic) criteria for deciding what forms belong in Homo? Some forms that belong in homo are bipedality, which means the spinal chord entering 
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