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Unformatted text preview: Can see farther distances Avoid becoming prey; see food from farther off, less time searching Allows for freedom to use arms Carry stuff around; go out and bring things back; Reduces exposure to the sun Prevents diseases; keeps you cool; bolsters efficiency Anatomy of Bipedalism Skull Formal magnum Vertebrae Pelvis Forms a shelf for organs Legs Knees Ankles Feet Big Toe Australopathicus Anamensis 4.2mys; Kenya; 78 fragments Direct ancestor of ardipithecus ramidus Skull, jawbone, teeth, long bones Seems to point to the possibility that there is a whole other line of species of humans. Australopithecus: Afarensis 3-3.8mya Found in Tanzania and Ethiopia; lived in the Savannah Large canines and large grinding teeth Probably looked like a large chimp; looked very apelike Evidence of bipedalism. Very sexually dimorphic...
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- Fall '11
- Anthropology, Hominidae, Hominina, Ardipithecus, bipedalism, Upper Limb Bones, nearly complete skull