What's up 4 Spring 2011

What's up 4 Spring 2011 - So Whats Up This Week4 Chapter 8...

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So What’s Up This Week……………4 Chapter 8 Is all about the development of the first Hominids, the animals that are the only real candidates for ancestry of modern humans. As you will see, the issue is really which of the early hominid forms gave rise to the genus Homo . We will start talking in terms of about 5 million years ago and never look back! Ardipithecus is an important new player in this game, and we will give it serious consideration. We will suggest that it looks a lot like a bonobo, but may not be ancestral to them. The Australopithecines are huge here, and I will start bringing in bones and stuff to play with. Get ready for bipedalism and “Hands on Hominids”. We’ll have a lot of active demonstrations in this part of the course! The Australopithecines are a critical genus. Some human paleontologists include them in human ancestry, and some have thrown them out. But they are a group of highly successful species, that were a major component of the African Hominids for a long time! It is going to be important that you ‘hold on’ to everything
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course ATH 155 taught by Professor Gnivecki during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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What's up 4 Spring 2011 - So Whats Up This Week4 Chapter 8...

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