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4 Water and Civilization 2 - Why Stand Up Postural Feeding...

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Primates ~30 million years ago Pre-humans ~5-8 million years ago (hominids) Homo sapiens ~200,000 years ago Mammals ~65 million years ago Skipping Ahead Reptiles ~ 245 million years ago
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Kingdom:  Animalia  Phylum:  Chordata  Class:  Mammalia  Order:  Primata  Family:  Hominidae   Genus:  Homo   Species:  sapiens   Human Taxonomy distinct adaptations which may have led to the development of the human species. Hominids
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Lucy Age: 3.2 million years Family: hominidae Genus/Species: Australopithicus Afarensis Innovation: Walking upright “The earliest celebrity” lead to further anatomical progression
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Unformatted text preview: Why Stand Up? Postural Feeding Hypothesis Thermoregulatory Model Wading Hypothesis Savanna Hypothesis Hypotheses Savanna Hypothesis Uplift of the Himalayas altered the climate in Africa Lowered rainfall reduced African vegetation Distance between trees increased Hominids forced to spend more time on the ground Hominids developed the advantage of walking upright Bipedalism lead to further anatomical progression Lack of consensus Paucity of Evidence Evolutionary Timeline- 25,000 yrs...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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