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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1131
Professor
D.Sandgathe
Semester
Summer

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The Movius Line - Distinctive artifacts associated with homo erectus are the Acheulean hand axes - Distinctive teardrop shape - The Acheulean tools are believed to represent a higher order of thinking than was necessary for making earlier tools - Acheulean hand axes found in Africa and Europe, but not in China or Indonesia - Movius Line: a theoretical boundary separating, geographically, the “haves” from the “have nots” Homo erectus Finds in Indonesia Eugene Dubois and the discovery of Homo erectus - A skullcap was found along solo river on the island of java - Called the java man Mojokerto Child - brain capacity 663 cc Sangiran - productive area for homo erectus fossil specimens Ngandong - 12 hominid crania or cranial fragments - Brains larger than usual for homo erectus
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