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Unformatted text preview: heidelbergenesis • Homo erectus continues to live fat, dumb, and happy in east asia until about 130 mya 4. Homo heidelbergensis • 800000-100000 years ago • Height and weight modern • 1280 cc brain • Africa, Asia, Europe • Highly variable morphologic traits • Mauer jaw-1907 Mauer sand pits in Germany-Massive mandible- both primitive ( robust ) and derives small molars-For a long time the oldest European fossil-500000 years ago • Traits-Incipient chin-Massive brow ridges-Compared to homo erectus o Smaller and separated brows o Higher cranial vault o Less prognathic face o Smaller teeth o Thinner vault bones • Atapuerca: sima de los hueros-H. heidelburgensis from 400 kya-Dozens of indiviuals recovered from cave shaft where they were apparently intentionally deposited • What happened to H. heidelburgensis-In Africa evolved into archaic Homo sapiens andeventually us-In Europe evolved into Homo neanderthalensis...
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- Spring '08
- Human Evolution, Homo Sapiens, homo erectus, Homo erectus culture