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ANT201H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Homo Naledi, Homo Habilis, Australopithecus Garhi


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANT201H5
Professor
David Smith
Lecture
1

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Jan 4 2016
ANT201 – World Prehistory
Human Origins
Text: Intro to Part 2 & Chapter 3
A. Hominin Evolution
10 mya* - present
Hominin: bipedal primate
Bipedalism
locomotion on two legs
“pre-adaptation” for tool use
Hominin Evolution
Genus Time
Sahelanthropus 7 mya
Ardipithecus 5 – 4 mya
Australopithecus 4 – 1 mya
Homo 2.5 – 0 mya
Sahelanthropus tchadensis
6 – 7 mya
bipedal primate?
Ardipithecus ramidus
4.5 – 4.3 mya
bipedal primate
4 – 1 mya
Australopithecus (gracile)
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