H erectus-Neandertal-Human comparisions answers

H erectus-Neandertal-Human comparisions answers - SOCA 252:...

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SOCA 252: Introduction to Physical Anthropology In-class Assignment: Comparison of Homo erectus , Neandertals, and Modern Humans. Answer Sheet. 1) Using Pictures #1, #2 and #3, compare trait trends in Homo erectus , Homo heidelbergensis, and Neandertals (designated in Picture #1 as Homo neanderthalensis ). a. Describe the presence and, if applicable, the trends in trait changes in the craniums of these three species over time: Trait Homo erectus Homo heidelbergensis Neandertal Cranial size (smallest-largest) Smallest Middle Largest Shape of crania Elongated Elongated—but more ‘globular’ than before Elongated Forehead Low, sloping away from the face Low, sloping away from the face Low, sloping away from the face Dominance of face on skull Dominant Dominant Dominant Brow ridges Prominent Prominent Prominent Mid facial projection (greatest-least) Greatest Middle Least Post-orbital constriction Greater Data unavailable, but presumed to be in middle Least b. Our textbook makes a big deal about the transitional nature of Homo heidelbergensis, yet
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