Anthropology Notes 11-7-16
Flint knapping- Process of making stone tools
Flake and Core
Anatomy of a flake
Hard hammer/ soft hammer percussion
Oldwald Stone Tool
o Associated with homo habilus
o Oldest stone tools
8 September 2016
Are we still evolving?
Everyone is different in todays world; from skin color to height, and weight, everyone is
different in their unique way. Many people are distinct from the ethnic ra
October 5, 2016
Variation in Fossil Records
Many animals are related in similar ways by the eye, as others are related to more
complex forms. Phylogenetic trees help show common ancestors with the
Origins of Bipedalism/Origin Theories Cont.
For test define the word, and show significance. Provide concrete
examples from both lecture and book.
Essay is 30 points.
o Include clear introduction
o 3 supporting paragraphs
o clear and concise conclusion
Mosaic EvolutionEvolution of characters at various rates both within and between species.
Expensive Tissue HypothesisThe metabolic cost of the brain in the context of the costs of the other
metabolically expensive organs in the body.
Why study Primates?
o We are primates
o They are alive
o Anatomical similarities
Hominids- members of the superfamily Hominoidea that includes apes and humans
o Hominin-Evolutionary group that includes modern humans an
Sexual Dimorphism- Differences in physical characteristic between male and females of the
Ecological Niche- the position of a species within its physical and biological environments.
Functional Morphology- Seeing the behavior from animals an
January 24th, 2016
Position Paper 1
Each and every subfield of anthropology has its own place in understanding the
development of the human species as society and culture. Anthropology, simply put is the study
of humans using a holi