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Unformatted text preview: Chheavhong Chheung Friday 12 12:50 Anthropology 005 Introduction to Physical Anthropology Problem Set # 7: 1. At some point, some hominin population gave rise to the earliest Homo. A. Will it be easy or difficult to assign various fossil forms to either Homo or the ancestral genus? Explain. It would be easy to assign various fossils to either Homo or the ancestral genus because they have a very distinct feature that set them apart. Homo has the larger brains. -Difficult: evolution is a gradual process, does not have a very distinct feature between one generation to another Depends on how close to the branching point of the particular species (p.217) B. In what ways do Homo and earlier hominins differ? (p.238) Homo has bigger brains and also their brain capacity is higher. Earlier hominins have larger molars, to forage food; however, Homo developed more advanced tools for foraging food. -Shorter arms, longer legs, reconstructed body proportions (limb lengths), teeth, jaws, postcranial skeleton more...
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