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Katherine Stewart Anth 3 Jessica Kaplan Assignment 5 Homo-erectus I believe the most defining characteristic of Homo erectus is the cranial capacity and an especially significant growth of the Broca’s area. Broca’s area is located at the back of the skull, and this area facilitated the development of communication among Homo erectus. The sheer size of the skull demonstrates just how far evolution was taking these pre-humans. This is also apparent through their use of stone tools and other technologies. The skull itself was very robust and had a prominent jaw and brow as well. These are not only defining characteristics of Homo erectus, but of many of their predecessors as well. Homo erectus had a less prognathic face than its predecessors, but still had a very broad face in comparison to modern humans. Homo erectus’ skull wall was also very thick. Tool-Making Techniques The difference between the Disk Core technique and the Levallios technique of tool making is that the Disk Core technique is more sophisticated and can yield a wider
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course ANTHRO 3 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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