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ANTH240-Oct11 - ANTH240-Oct11 Human Evolution: genus Homo...

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ANTH240-Oct11 Human Evolution: genus Homo and Out-of-Africa II Homo ergaster -2-1.5 mya -first discovered in Koobi For a, Kenya -shares many features with later, H. erectus -brain size 850 cubic cm -prominent brow ridge and small teeth -good candidate as ancestor to modern humans, b/c of thin skull bones Homo erectus -2-1.8 mya -had fully modern gait -hairless, and would sweat to cool itself -reduction of sexual dimorphism -first hominid believed to have used fire -more robust and more pronounced brow ridge compared to modern humans -first to leave Africa (England – Indonesia) -left: tool technology -tools: Acheulian Tools: wide geographical distribution, named for St. Achule where first  found, remarkably standard Homo antecessor -800k years ago -name: latin for explorer/pioneer -first discovered at Gran Dolina, Spain
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ANTH 240 taught by Professor Chisholm during the Fall '07 term at Maryland.

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ANTH240-Oct11 - ANTH240-Oct11 Human Evolution: genus Homo...

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