Ardi Lucy

Ardipithecus ramidus   Australopithecus afarensis

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Human Evolution

  • Taxonomy & Characteristics

  • History

    • 4 Genera, 4 Species of Homo, subfamily
          Homininae
    • 5 Key Traits


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Phylogeny (Taxonomy+Time)

Hominidae Traits Dimorphic

Key adaptations (arboreal):

      1. grasping hands
      2. color binocular vision
      3. large brain

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5. Culture

    TOOLS first stone ca. 2.5 Ma
  • Homo habilis 500-800 cc, 2.0 Ma
  • Homo rudolphensis 750 cc, 2.5 Ma
  • Homo ergaster 850 cc, 2.0 Ma
  • FIRE? first used 1 - (1.5 Ma) (2Ma?)

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Key events in evolution of Homo







 

Who are the Humans?


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Homo neanderthalensis +

    230-30 Ka, brain 1350 - 1500 cc
    overlapped with H. erectus and H. sapiens
  • First Evidence of Religion (Life after death)
Are they

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