ANT131,12 - Early homo erectus hused “advanced” oldowan...

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Cultural Finds at Zhoukoudian Stone tools Animal remains Local seeds Fire? Europe:  Northern Spain (rich fossil beds) Western Europe Dmanisi, Republic of Georgia: 1.75 Mya Under medieval village Rugged topography 5 Crania Large Canine Small brain (600 cc) Oldowan like tools H. Habilis? Gran Dolina (800 Kya) At least 6 fragmentary hominids  Modern face Sslower maturation Homo Antecessor Tools and butchered bone Sweaty Apes Enviornmental heat – Savanna expansion
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Stenuous activity – Ranging and runnin Brain size – heat broducing Evaporative cooling Loss of body hair Proliferation of eccrine glands Sweat cools blood 2-4 Mil. Eccrine glads. Pink Apes UV damage Cultural and Biocultural Adaptations Acheuian Tool Tradition
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Unformatted text preview: Early homo erectus hused “advanced” oldowan tools Acheulian tools appear ~ 1.4 mya Bifaces – flaked on two opposing sides Hand axe Hunting Fueling the Brain – Hunting and Gathering H. Erectus consumed substantial quantities of meat Butchering marks Microwear on teeth Vitamin A poisoning Parasites Fire & Cooking Expansion of hominids into temperate climates Warmth, light, tool manufacture, and cooking. Sociality Tapeworms Taenia Saginata & T. asiatica 1.8 mya that hyenas and humans would’ve had the same species of tape worms After 1.7 mya, that species of tape worms begin to adapt and form their own species....
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course ANT 131 taught by Professor Shannonnovak during the Spring '09 term at Syracuse.

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