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Unformatted text preview: Homo erectus (the populations in Asia)- a recently-discovered species known as Homo floresiensis appears to have been an Erectus population that moved to the island of Flores and lived there until about 13,000 years ago. It became dwarfish, only about three feet tall, and used stone tools. Because the discovery is so recent, much remains to be learned about these creatures. 3. Emerging modern patterns in Erectus- It appears that hunting may have been an important part of the lifestyle of erectus- this has implications for the way Erectus was thinking - There is also evidence that Erectus achieved control of fire Anthropology 100 Lecture Outline - indicates a changing relationship to environment- the ability to cook food also allowed Erectus much greater access to caloric and nutritional resources- anthropologist Richard Wrangham has argued that cooking was one of the primary forces behind the evolutionary pathway of modern human beings...
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- Spring '08
- Anthropology, Homo Habilis, homo erectus, habilis