ANTH 1102 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Human Taxonomy, Homo Floresiensis, Homo Erectus

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Human taxonomy- primates, anthropoids, catarrhines, hominoids, homonids, homonins, humans, recent humans, amhs: primate evolution and primatology, know how we place fossils into evolutionary based on dating techniques that determine age and using homologies to define species. Stratigraphy- how earth sediments are deposited over time: absolute dating. Radiometric techniques- measuring loss of unstable radioactive isotopes. Hominoids, family: hominids, tribe: hominins, genus: humans, species: homo sapiens (recent humans), subspecies: homo sapiens sapiens (amhs: think about why we study primatology in anthropology. Ability increased throughout time: dental changes- facial changes jaw- reduced size, altered shape teeth- changing diets, cranial capacity- expanding area in hominin cranium. Brain/body ratio increased over time: material culture- complexity of human made objects increasing over time, know the hominin evolutionary tree and the evolutionary order of the different hominin genera, (earliest hominin) genus ardipithecus, species: Ramidus (5. 5-5. 4 m. y. a: (early hominin) genus australopithecus, species: Robust, subspecies: boisei, robustus, (early and modern humans)homo genus, species:

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