Early Homo - Early Homo Homo habilis Found by Louis and...

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Homo habilis Found by Louis and Mary Leaky in 1959-1961 in Olduvai Gorge Larger brain than A. : 680 ml vs. 480 for all A. Also found in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Africa 2.3-1.6 mya Body shape much like A. First confirmed tool maker
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Homo rudolfensis East Turkana, Kenya 2.4 - 1.6 mya Larger body size and brain-- 781cc brain Lack of continuous brow ridge Larger teeth than H. habilis , ate tougher foods Feet more like modern humans than like H. habilis Some argue part of H. habilis Others argue both H. habilis and rudolfensis part of A. Others think H. habilis part of A ., H. rudolfensis part of Homo
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Olduwan Tool Tradition Lower Paleolithic or Early Stone Age Pebble-chopper tools Core and flake tools Study of flake tools shows used for cutting meat and plants scraping meat off bone, sawing wood or bone Sought out sources of good material, involved travel over distances Some tools dating to 2.6 mya, earlier than accepted Homo Circumstantial evidence that A. used tools Question as to whether A. hands dexterous enough to make stone tools
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Caching and Scavenging Ten sites in Olduvai Gorge that represent stone cache sites Tools and raw materials staged and scavenged animals brought
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Simmons during the Spring '06 term at South Carolina.

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