Hominins, human Variation, & Forensic Anthropology

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Tooth row is parallel ( ape like) Primitive (ape like) cranial morphology and a derived (human like) postcranial morphology. Complex morphology exhibiting some ape like traits (e. g. sagittal crests) and hominin like traits (e. g. valgus knee) Single, sexually dimorphic species or two species? footprints. Big toes hardly diverged from the rest of foot, unlike in chimpanzees. Gait was heel strike followed by toe off ; the way modern humans walk. Dental features differ from those in a. afarensis www. notesolution. com. Postcranial features similar to those in a. afarensis. Large face, huge zygomatics, large skull crests, and enormous teeth. Remarkably primitive hominin at such a late date. Morphology broadly similar to that seen in a. aethiopicus. Contemporaneous with members of the genus homo. Small anterior teeth and large posterior teeth, which are covered in thick enamel. First fossel member of taxon: homo habilis, which means handy man .

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