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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 2AN3
Professor
Mosey Nicholas J
Semester
Winter

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Anthropology 2AN3 lecture 2January 13 2014ReconstructingandInterpretingnonhumanandprehistoricdieDiverse diets Frugivores insectivores omnivores foliovoresChimpanzees do hunt some times smaller animals and smaller monkeysDiets and Nutrition of Prehistoric populationsoClimate and environment in the pastoFossilized teeth and specific micro wearoBones isotope analysis c3 or c4 plantsoPlants and vegetation that was around and the limitation of resources they hadoComparing to hunter gatherer societies todayLucyAustralopithecis afraensis 3myaDiscovered in Hadar 1974Skeletal factors show that she was walking up rightDentton shows she was eating mostly vegetationTaung JuvenileFirst premolars in the process of eruptionForamen magnum more centralized bipedal hominidRejected Darts theory that it was a humans ancestor at the timeAustralopithecus africanus gracileIn general they were adapted to eat small brittal foods nothing hard or toughAuralopithecus Paranthropus robustusRelatively large premolars
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