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Department
Archaeology
Course
ARCH 100
Professor
Kathleen Cross
Semester
Spring

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Lecture 5 What is a Modern Human? Main characteristics(Modern human traits include) - globular braincase (round part of our skull, giant great fruit) - reduced brow ridges - reduced body mass (slight) - unique pelvic shape (designed for fast running, air dynamic movement) - vertical forehead - pronounced chin (THE most unique feature of our skull, nothing else before us has chin) - narrow trunk (rip cage) - reduced tooth size Earliest Modern H. sapiens - found in Africa and middle east Middle Stone Age - Regionally distinct lithic culture Adaptation - change in subsistence (fish, shell-fish, marine mammals) - possible link between diet expansion and change in climate (glacial) - some evidence of plant food Art - incisedostrich eggsehll, Diepkloof 60kya - ochre, usedaspigment - pie
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