ANTA01H3 Lecture Notes - Paranthropus, Relative Dating, Hammerstone
Relative dating just tells you whether something is older or younger than something else. Week 4 review: taphonomy and the fossilization process, field methods in paleoanthropology and archaeology, relative and chronometric ways of determining age; geological timescale. The evolution of primates: the term hominin refers to humans and our extinct bipedal ancestors, these species are characterized by a bipedal mode of locomotion. But, this is what you"d expect for something occurring so early in time at the beginning of our order. Hominin origins: last common ancestor (lca) shared by chimpanzees and humans lived ~6 9 million years ago (late. In some regions, the change was from kind of close subtropical conditions to more open woodland conditions: primates are an arboreal group. It"s also thought that environmental change influenced the origins of technology in the archaeological record: * hypotheses for the evolution of hominin traits (pp.