Australopithecines

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Hey, look! No hands! Australopithecines
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19 th C: Early Fossil Hominids Country Fossil Date Find year Germany H. erectus 500,000 1907 France Neandertal 40,000 1908 France H. Sapiens 30-50,000 1909 Czech Republic H. Sapiens 26,000 1894 Germany Neandertal 35-70,000 1856
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1911 Piltdown Common Sussex, England -Charles Dawson
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Eoanthropus dawsoni Flat molar wear Human skull vault Thick skull: 11-12mm CC = 1070-1500 Settle on 1300cc
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Evidence against Doubts Flattened molar wear Support of key scientists: Arthur Keith Grafton Elliot Smith Arthur Woodward
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Age of Piltdown Man Biostratigraphy 5-1.8 mya Pliocene stegodon Pliestocine rhino, hippo, horse Flint implements Stegodon tooth
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Significance Britain has a fossil human Much older ~ Pliopleistocene 5-1.8mya
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South Africa 1925
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Raymond Dart 1923 University Witwatersrand
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Australopithecus africanus ‘African southern ape’ Breccia endocast 4yrs old 404 - 440 cc Foramen magnum No diastema Taung child
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