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Lecture 6

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTA01H3
Professor
Genevieve Dewar
Semester
Fall

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Walking with CavemanAustralopithecus afarensisLucy 35 million years agoApe to human connectionSets them from other apes stands and walks on both legsVery similar to apes in territory8 million years ago used hands and feet to moveTree swing ape became 2 feet afarensisHimalayas mountains created caused stormsAfrica became dry and the rainforesests retreatedApes were forced to spent more time on the groundTree swinging ape became upright walking afarensisBeing upright meant you could stand taller see farther but you were not fasterAdvantage walking upright to help raise babiesGrooming and building relationship importantWalking upright more efficient than 4 legsRecover quicker after giving birth cuz 2 legsTo become dominant male you need full support1974 ppl found remains of Lucy2 million years before our timeParanthropus boiseiSimilar to gorillaDominant male many femalesHomo habilis
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