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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 1003
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All Professors
Semester
Fall

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NeogeneMiocene Age of apesMarine whales sperm baleen dolphins planktonic foramsBiota cattle antelope deer giraffes pigs elephants carnivorous catsdogs bear hyena new world primatesstApes early apes from Africa and asia now extinct 1 hominid from n Africa sahelanthropus ndrd2 from Ethiopia ardipithimus 3 from Africa Australopithecus which resembles skull of early apeshumans but not very intelligent After austral Comes early homo large cranial cavity made tools smaller teeth then homo erectus then neanderthalensis not a variety of homo sapiens but shares a common ancestor made tools knew medicine go extinct in 28 Ka because possibly outcompeted invented art with cave paintings then homo sapiens evolved in Africa and spread north Brains progressively getting biggerLandforms rise of Himalayas india collides with Eurasia and Tibetan plateau Lots of uplift rocky mtns Colorado plateau isthmus of
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