10-28 - Anthropology 1001 October 28, 2009 Osteological...

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Anthropology 1001 October 28, 2009 Osteological Terms (Cont’d) 206 Bones in Adults Cranial: Skull, mandible, and teeth Postcranial: Everything else - Axial-Torso -Appendicular- Arms and Legs Standard Anatomical Position- Standing with arms facing forward, palms forward, feet facing down Anatomical Terms: -Anterior-Front -Posterior- Back -Superior- Towards the head -Inferior- Towards the feet -Medial- Closer to the midline -Lateral- Away from the midline -Proximal- Closest to head -Distal- Furthest from the skull -Ventral- The stomach side -Dorsal- The backside Paleoanthropology -The study of human evolution, the fossil record as it pertains to human evolution, and the relationship among or between the fossils. -Goals 1) Identify hominid and hominine species 2) Establish their relationship to each other and to modern humans 3) To gain insight into the behavior of these species -Multidisciplinary- lots of disciplines; geology very close to paleoanthropology -Hominids- distinguishing between hominids and hominine (more like modern
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course ANTHRO 1001 taught by Professor Tauge during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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10-28 - Anthropology 1001 October 28, 2009 Osteological...

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