Sept 21st Note

Sept 21st Note - Homework Learn the principles of...

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Homework Learn the principles of Potassium-Argon dating(tutorial) Know the key sites for early homo species: o Hadar, Laetoli, Olduvai (including FLK North and DKI), Lokalalei, Swartkrans 2 issues in light of these sites Notes: Oldowan technology - Chipped stone – hard hammer percussion - Flakes - Cores - Manuports - Usewear and cutmarks Substanance - Plant foods – fruits, roots, and nuts. - Scavenging: o Tool marks over teeth marks o Fore limbs overrepresented o Disarticulation marks underrepresented o Stone tools make better scavengers - Hunting: o Chimps hunt o Scavenging not very productive - Microscopic evidence - Primatology: o The study of Living primates o Ancestral traits are homologies Traits can include complex behavioural potentials If they occur in human and living non human primates, they may have occurred in all homonins Some osteological patterns correlate with behavioural potentials (eg. Sexual dimorphism) If we find similarities between ancestral and living primates,
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course ANTH 103 taught by Professor Andrewmartindale during the Fall '09 term at BC.

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