Chapter%2014-17 - Homo sapiens Homo sapiens some questions...

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02/11/2011 1 Homo sapiens Homo sapiens: some questions we should ask How H. sapiens differs anatomically from earlier hominins? How and what do we know about their behavior 100-30kya? Were they better at coping with their environments? Evidence? How might modern human behavior evolve? What are some climatic adaptations seen in different populations? What is race? Is culture an evolved trait? How do we track movements of ancient people? This may be fun …
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02/11/2011 2 How H. sapiens differs anatomically from earlier hominins? Small face Small teeth Pointed chin High rounded cranium Less robust postcranium Neanderthal Cro-Magnon How and what do we know about their behavior 100- 30kya? Ecological range Technology Social organization Symbolic expression
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3 People who painted caves in France and Spain Were they better at coping with their environments? Managed to cross 100km of ocean to reach Australia Lived as far as 500 km north of the Arctic Circle, in temperatures likely dropping to -50C in winter Made more efficient tools and a broader variety of them Used imported materials from distances such as 400 km Used more game Had higher population densities (than Neanderthals) Had fewer injuries Made more complex shelters
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course SCIENCE BIO 1M03 taught by Professor Stone during the Fall '11 term at McMaster University.

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Chapter%2014-17 - Homo sapiens Homo sapiens some questions...

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