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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 Schningen 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