9 - o Neandertals significantly different bodies o AMHs...

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H. erectus Leaves Africa Reasons: o Food procurement Abilities: o Biological adaptation o Cultural adaptation o No competition H. floresiensis Discovered in 2004 Very small bodies: o 3’6” o 55 lbs o 380 cc brain size Possible arboreal traits Evidence of cooking, tool use Died about about 12,000 ya H. neanderthalensis Looked different than AMHs o Short, stocky o Massive noses o Robust, rugged Where Did AMHs Evolve? Homo sapiens, 300,000 ya o H. neanderthalensis, 130,000 ya o AMH, 130,000 ya
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Neandertal/ AMH contrasts:
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Unformatted text preview: o Neandertals significantly different bodies o AMHs more gracile Modern humans evolved in Africa from archaic Homo sapiens ancestor Out of Africa Theory: o AMH evolved recently and spread out, replacing other hominids in the world mtDNA backs this up Neandertal vs. AMH DNA also backs this up Multiregional Evolution Theory: o Human evolution was more widespread as a result of gene flow o H. erectus fossils argue for continuity and gene flow...
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Scarre during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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