The Human Skeleton

The Human Skeleton - The Human Skeleton Modern Erect human...

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The Human Skeleton Modern Erect human Skelton o Evolved out of prehistoric quadrupled primate skeletons o Changes Language and culture Adaptive modifications in hominoid skeleton Social behavior patters Osteological changes occurred in the skull, pelvis, and foot bone Osteology o Detailed descriptions and accurate measurements of the human skeleton are used to understand and appreciate evolution and variation within out species. o Evidence is used to test hypotheses in areas of primate biology, prehistoric archaeology and forensic anthropology. o Information is useful in aging and sexing individual skeletons in comparative primate studies. The Human Skull o Why we study the skull Scientific examination of the skull helps us determine the age, sex, health status, general appearance, and genetic makeup of an individual. Plaeoanthropologists focus on fossil hominids of the old world Physical anthropologists in the western hemisphere may search for early man sites of Indian burial. Product of organic evolution o Changes in the Skull As the brain case increased size over time so did the brain. As the brain increased over time the
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