Hominid Chart

Hominid Chart - Dates Hominid Name of Existence Discovery...

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Hominid Name Dates of Existence Discovery Physical Description & Cranial Capacity Diet Technology Tools Notable Specimens Theories of Social Structure A. anamensis 4.2 – 3.9 mya Kanapoi Region of East Lake Turkana in 1995 by Maeve Leakey Bipedal 530cc Hard to chew foods, carnivorous KP 29285 KP 29281 A. afarensis 4 – 2.5 mya Hadar Region of Ethiopia, Johanson (1974) Long powerful arms, reduced canine & molars, bipedal, sexual dimorphism 380 – 430cc Omnivore of mostly soft foods Probably did not make or use tools or use fire. Laetoli Footprints, Lucy Lived in small foraging social groups A. africanus 3.5 – 2.5 mya Raymond Dart in Johannesburg in 1924 Bipedal, arms slightly larger than legs, sexual dimorphism 375 – 550cc Mainly carnivorous Possibly first to use stone tools Taung Child, Mrs. Ples, STS 14 Males competed for mating; sexual dimorphism P. robustus 2 – 1 mya Robert Broom in South African Caves (1938) Low sloping forehead Bipedal Hard/Coarse Foods such as tubers, insects,
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course MMW 1 taught by Professor Jordan during the Fall '06 term at UCSD.

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