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Unformatted text preview: could see fruit trees, dates and figs and things for monkeys to eat and more importantly, things for the hominids to eat . 9. What happened to the worlds/African climate 6 million years ago? The world became drier and colder place. The African forests, home to the Miocene apes started to thin and were gradually replaced by open woodlands. 10. What did Mary Leakey unearth in 1978? Unearthed in 1978 by Mary Leakey and her excavation team, the Laetoli foot prints are unique and dramatic evidence for one of the defining characters of being a hominid -bipedalism. 11. What happened to brain size over time according to Alan Walker? The brain size increase because the body size also increased. 12. How tall was the Turkana Boy at death? How tall would he have been had he lived? Boy stood about five feet four inches but as an adult he would have been at least six feet tall. 13. What country were the first Neanderthal fossils found? It was found in the Neander Valley in Germany...
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