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SOAN101 Early Hominins W15

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Julie Jenkins

on 25 January 2015

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Transcript of SOAN101 Early Hominins W15

Early Hominins

Sahelanthropus Tchadensis
7-6 mya
Ardipithecus Ramidus
4.4 mya
Australipithecus Anamensis
4.2 - 3.9 mya
Australopithecus africanus
3-2 mya
Australopithecus Afarensis
3.8 - 2 mya
Australipithicus Robustus
Paranthropus Robustus
2 - 1 mya
Australopithecus Boisei
Paranthropus Boisei
2.6 - 1.2 mya
Australipithecus aethiopicus
Paranthropus Aethiopicus
3.2-2.7 mya
Homo Habilis
1.9-1.44 mya

What key feature distinguishes hominins from Apes?
What species does your skull belong to?
--Why do you think so?
--What characteristics distinguish this species?
--Why did these characteristics develop?
Why did people want to accept the legitimacy of Eoanthropus?
Evolutionary Trends:
-increased cranial capacity
-size of teeth and thickness of tooth enamel diminishes
Who killed the Taung child?
Were early hominins hunters or prey?
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