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Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution Part 2 Homo Erectus Homo Sapiens
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Louis Leakey & H. habilis
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Dates before Physical Hominid Type present Characteristics Homo Erectus 1.78 million - smaller teeth and face 400,000 1000ml. brain capacity brain asymmetry sloping forehead with brow ridges Heavy musculature, narrow hips, less sexual dimorphism
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Peking - Zhoukoudian H. erectus The most prominent difference of Homo erectus finds is the large increase in their cranial capacity. Over the course of Homo erectus' existence the cranial capacity increased from 800 cc to approximately 1060cc. This expanding braincase came to dominate the shrinking face.
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H. erectus Female Homo Erectus Skull Other than the brain size, the physical features stayed relatively constant over those 1.4 million years. Their supra-orbital ridges were slightly more pronounced than previously McHugh, Field Museum, Chicago/Photo Researchers, Inc.
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Turkana boy H. erectus 1.6 million years ago
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