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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTA01H3
Professor
Genevieve Dewar
Semester
Fall

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Anthropology (oct19) Oxygen isotope tells us age of the earth through temperature Pleistocene is about the ice age, but also fluctuations between temperatures Very first fossil that was found of our ancestors was Java Man o Big femur for a developed pelvis, bipedal o Developed brain Darwin said that humans first were created in Africa, where the first the oldest fossils were found Dubois believed that the first man would be found in Asia o He did find evidence on Java island, hence Java Man Piltdown man was found in a mine, under gravel o Massive cranium, but with an ape like jaw o Forward magnum like a human o Turned out to be a human skull that was transformed to make it look like an ape jaw The Taung child was a fossil that suggested an ape that walked on two legs o Not initially accepted because it was believed that the big brain came before bipedal Louis and Mary Leakey found Dear Boy 7m below Bed I (2.1-1.7 MYA) o Also tools and animals bones Beds I and II- Homo habilis o
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