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Unit 3 Study Questions Lecture 9a. Hominid evolution 1. Where and when did the earliest hominoid-hominid ancestors evolve? 2. What is Sahelanthropus tchadensis ? Where was it found? When did it live? What are the traits which suggest that Sahelanthropus tchadensis may have been an ancestor of hominids. 3. What is the defining characteristic of hominids? 4. What evidence suggests that the australopithecines were erect bipeds? 5. List two features of the post-cranial skeleton that reflect bipedal locomotion. 6. What is the cranial & postcranial (from the neck down) evidence suggesting that 7. What are the two major Australopithecine groups? What are the main differences between these two groups of Australopithecines? (consider tooth size, muscle size, diet, etc.) 8. What species was Lucy? What species was the Taung baby? What is the significance of each specimen? 9. Where were the foot prints attributed to the Australopithecines found? What is the significance of the footprints? 10. What is the brain size found in australopithecines? How does it compare with the
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