Piltdown Radiator Language 2010

Piltdown Radiator Language 2010 - SCANDALS & hypotheses...

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SCANDALS & hypotheses About the earliest hominids, found in east Africa and south Africa
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The first early hominid to be discovered and described was Australopithecus africanus (3.2-2.3 mya) Described in 1925 by a young anatomist who taught at university in South Africa No one believed him! WHY?
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Raymond Dart Anatomist teaching in South Africa Student brought him a jaw from a lime pit at Taung He requested more material: www.talkorigins.org
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Box of fossils arrived at his house on day of a formal event. In box he found endocast that fit into an embedded partial face. Took him 4 years to separate upper and lower jaws Could tell it was a hominid by the foramen magnum and teeth. He published in Nature on Feb. 7, 1925. A. africanus Storm of protest
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The fossil he described was a child: Taung child Australopithecus africanus 3-6-year-old child Juvenile brain about 405-410 cu cm Estimate adult brain of 440 cu cm
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Reconstruction of habitat where australopithecines deposited at the South African fossil localities Originally limestone caves Predator killed australopithecine and pulled body
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Simmons during the Spring '06 term at South Carolina.

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Piltdown Radiator Language 2010 - SCANDALS & hypotheses...

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