ANTH Lecture 12

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In the Valley of Ape-Men: Interpretations of the Past Jason L. Heaton, PhD  Department of Biology  Birmingham Southern College I. Research In The Cradle of Humankind A. Sterkfontein Refer to V. B. Swartkrans 1 st  evidence for co-existence of two different hominid lineages Largest sample (>126 individuals) of Australopithecus Robustus Two species of Swartkrans are Australopithecus robustus and Homo erectus Experimental Archaeology How things might have been made in the past Discovering “mechanical” relationships Conduct experiments to determine origins of shape, there is a rounded polished  edges that are not normal. Bones suggested to have been used as tools to dig for termites and tubers  (poisonous potatoes). 1 st  and earliest evidence of non-stone tool use. 2 Ma You only find these stone tools at three sites: Olduva, Swatkrans, Drimolen. These three sites are also where you find the Robust Australopithecines.
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