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Department
Archaeology
Course
ARCH 131
Professor
Dennis Sandgathe
Semester
Fall

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Unit 8: Early Hominin Adaptations Explaining Important Hominin Characteristics 1. Large Brains 2. Obligate Bipedalism 3. Reduced Hair Cover 4. (role of) Hunting and Meat-Eating 1) Encephalization a) Ongoing trend in primate history b) Increasing brain size: a trend throughout primate evolution c) Brain size has increased 3 to 4 times  quite phenomenal d) Not just larger brains over time, it’s a major increase in the ratio of brain size to body mass that is important Brain Size is a produc
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