ANT 2511 March 23 2011 - ANT 2511 March 23 2011 Did not...

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ANT 2511 March 23 2011 Did not develop large brains until about 4 or 5 million years after we were bipedal. Brain size Apes: 1. Small Humans: 1. Very large Bipedalism 1. Bipedal posture 2. Locomotion 3. Habitual bipedalism Form of motion practiced by hominids Some animals adopt a bipedal posture Birds are bipedal Birds knees don’t bend backward they are inside their body because they are able to retract the legs to fly faster and more efficiently. 4. Bipedal Macaque Isralei zoo, safari park Natasha, 5 yr old macaque Almost died of severe stomach flu and started walking bipedal Skeletal biology related to bipedalism 1. Tells us about evolution of bipedalism 2. Paleoanthropologist: Characteristics of skeleton that they look for as proof of a bipedal individual ( a member of our taxonomic family hominidae ) Foramen Magnum Position
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1. Positioned further forward (anteriorly) under the skull 2. A hole in the base of skull in which spinal cord goes through to attach to rest of
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course ANT 2511 taught by Professor Sinelli during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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