9-7-10 - Foot Pelvis shape Balance/Center of gravity...

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010 3:35 PM Hominin Evolutionary Sequence Bipedal locomotion Dental characteristics Encephalizatoin Increase in brain size Cultural elaboration Mosaic Evolution Modern human characteristics Appeared at different times Evolved at different rates Extinct hominids show a mosaic of derived and ancestral characteristics Body structure evidence of bipedality:
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Unformatted text preview: Foot Pelvis shape Balance/Center of gravity Abductor Muscles Used to stabilize an upright body(especially when standing on one leg) Changes in dentition Increase in thickness of enamel Smaller jaw size; teeth size decreases less rapidly (why "wisdom teeth" need to be removed)...
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