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Unformatted text preview: • Bigger brains require more fuel • Brain fuel in the form of higher quality foods. Brain and changes in physiognomy • Larger craniums, smaller teeth and jaws • Reduced sexual dimorphism • Wider birth canal in females Hunting • Ambrona and Torralba sites in Spain o 400 kya o Evidence for organized massive hunting cooperation • Schöningen in Germany o 5 wooden spears Hunting or fighting o 400 kya First seafarers? • Flores Island in Indonesia o 800 kya stone tools o Island never connected to mainland • The earliest H. erectus finds in Europe are located in southern Europe, close to the Mediterranean sea. Language? • Enlarged hypoglossal canal (500 kya+) • Lateralization of the brain • Organization (hunt and water crossing)...
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- Winter '09
- Anthropology, homo erectus, Mediterranean Sea, kya Achaulean tools, kya Achaulean