Humanistic Traditions Notes August 27

Humanistic Traditions Notes August 27 - Cranial capacity of...

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Humanistic Traditions Notes August 27 Intro to Prehistory and Human Origins Paleolithic – old stone age. Hominids = human-like creatures that adapt to their environment. Ancient humans: group survival – social behavior homo habilis – tool-making humans (technology) homo erectus – humans, walking upright (enhances survival) homo sapiens – wise human – slightly larger cranium = bigger brain homo sapiens sapiens – very wise human (modern humans) “Modern humans” appeared about 100,000 years ago Paleolithic: tools, fire, and human evolution/adaption
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Unformatted text preview: Cranial capacity of Modern Humans Flint arrows fire and change in diet Less muscle and less bone more brain Less muscle change in nose, mouth, and throat area articulate speech Group and communication enhance survival Modern human 1300-1500 cc brain capacity vs pre-human hominids 300-750 cc brain capacity Humans are primates but did not descend from apes We share a common mammal ancestor and are genetically close to other primates...
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course HUM 2210 taught by Professor Evans during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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