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Unformatted text preview: 1 IB35 Human Biological Variation Class #5 Topics for today: Homo erectus & Neanderthals How much were they like us? 2.5 myr 2.0 myr 1.5 myr Go to S. Africa & specialize Very specialized Very specialized in E. Africa Some species of Australopithecus gives rise to Homo H. erectus Ardipithecus Australopithecus (early) Australopithecus (later) 4.5 myr 4.0 myr 3.5 myr 3.0 myr Key Events Continued… Key Events Continued… Bipedal Bipedal 6.0 mya 6.0 mya Loss of honing complex Loss of honing complex 6.0 mya 6.0 mya Reduced canine dimorphism Reduced canine dimorphism 3.5 mya 3.5 mya Regular use of modified stone tool Regular use of modified stone tool 2 6 mya 2 6 mya Regular use of modified stone tools Regular use of modified stone tools 2.6 mya 2.6 mya Regular use of animal carcasses Regular use of animal carcasses 2.5 mya 2.5 mya First relative brain enlargement First relative brain enlargement 2.0 mya 2.0 mya First major dispersal event (diaspora) First major dispersal event (diaspora) 2.0 mya 2.0 mya Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Koobi Fora, Kenya KNM WT 15000 (West Lake Turkana, Kenya) 2...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course IB 35AC taught by Professor Hlusko during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '08