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Critical Thinking Questions 1. This question may be completed independently or as a group exercise. Biological anthropologists disagree about the best way to classify the robust australopithecines. Describe the two approaches to classifying these species. Which classification do you support? Why? (Be sure to support your decision with specific evidence.)
2. This question may be completed independently or as a group exercise. The Australopithecus sediba finds demonstrate that evolution is mosaic, meaning that species often have a combination of ancestral and new traits. How would this fossil material be interpreted if only the arm bones were found? How would this fossil material be interpreted if only the pelvis were found? Based on this example, what problems do paleoanthropologists face when trying to interpret the fragmentary fossil record?
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fossils of other animals and plants from the same time period to get an idea of the environment that the species lived it.

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