HUMN-2006 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Homo Sapiens, Cheddar Man, Paranthropus
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HUMN 2006: The Culture of Science
9. (Re)viewing Life - Part 2
Trying out to figure Darwin's method,
• They can recognized in ethnicity and racial types.
• They also categories them - looking for original form and indigeneity (first form)
• Ex. Indigenous Japanese
o Interested in: Is the structural form of the indigenous population different from other
• Looking for different forms in Asians
o Measuring and measuring different type of hair, eye colour etc.
• Some indigenous going extinctic
o There would be a lot of ethnographic documentation
The last of the Tasmanians
• Scientist arrived to the conclusion that there was one last Tasmanians
• Recording the process of extinction
Details of categorization
• Lackeys, There are many type of variations
o Many types of people who all look different despite being grouped together by a logical
• There are ideas of indigenous in Britain that looks mythic
• Looking at previous skulls, they formed an idea of what the indigenous person looks like
o They traced back to 'Cheddar' man's lineage
o Cheddar man has blue eyes, dark skin and black hair
• Transmutation would change how we look like
• The truth is always changing - Kuhn
o There is this big picture of what we want to believe about evolving human kind to flipping
back to where there is a change to leave to this belief
• In our essay, just work on the neatherthal species
Human evolution began with primate
• There is a common ancestral form with primates
o Today: primate development diverged from other mammals about 85 million years ago
• This is working with darwin's method
• The ideas are based on fragment of evidence collected over time
• The evidence changes the 'truth"
• Evidence can be creative and fill in the gap
▪ Evidence and creativity: important
o Development of human kind show the lineage
• These lineage approaches is simplify
• It is believed that hominid …..
• Out of Africa Theory
o Paleotolgist challenged ' the single species hypothesis"
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