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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 2231
Professor
B.Galdiks
Semester
Summer

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Classic Features  H. Ergaster/Erectus  A. Afarensis  Neanderthal Postcranium (Trunk and Limbs)  Very modern looking proportions  Avereage height: 5’ 6” for makes?  Thick cortical bone  Average height for modern humans o 5’ 8” for males o 5’ 2” for females Cranial Features  Cranial capacity o Mean ~ 950 cc Largest human erectus brain similar to modern humans Thick cranial bone o Thick brain case o Thicker than humans Taurodontism (enlarged pulp cavity) in some fossils’ teeth Posterior View of Cranium  Cranium has pentagonal shape –
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