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Unformatted text preview: 1 Early hominid diversity I. Australopithecine diversity A. Australopithecus africanus 1. The Taung child B. Australopithecus garhi II. Paranthropus A. Robert Broom at Kroomdraai and Swartskrans, Paranthropus robustus B. The Leakeys and Paranthropus boisei C. The Black Skull, Paranthropus aethiopicus III. Kenyanthropus Australopithecine diversity (p. 283) Hypotheses for the evolution of bipedality Bipedality is efficient Hypotheses for the evolution of bipedality Bipedality reduces heat stress (p. 296) Hypotheses for the evolution of bipedality Bipedality favors carrying Other important aspects of A. afarensis 1. Sexual dimorphism 2. Lack of tools 2 A. afarensis sexual dimorphism (p. 277) Small: 3 ft 6 in, 70 lb. Large: 5 ft, 108 lb. Lack of tools No A. afarensis fossils have been found associated with tools. Australopithecine diversity (p. 283) Raymond Dart & the Taung child Australopithecus africanus Where : S. Africa When : 3 - 2.3 mya The original find: Australopithecus africanus (p. 291) 3...
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