Paranthropus Boisei Essay
(what does it mean to be human) It had strong sagittal crest on the middle of the top of the crest. Paranthropus boisei are known as “nutcracker men” because of its powerful jaw and large teeth; it likes to eat thought foods such as nuts and roots.
According to the fossils of Paranthropus boisei that have been discovered, the popular media and the scientific literature had made different assumptions on the fossils. Scientists have debated why Paranthropus boisei had a large thick mandibular corpora and strong jaws. It indicating they were adapting a diet of hard foods likes nuts, seeds, and hard fruit but their teeth that are discovered show Paranthrupos boisei are more similar to living fruvivore (i.e. fruit eaters). However, it gained indirect support from dental microwear; the analysis showed that they couldn’t have chewed hard or tough foods regularly. (Cerling et al 2011) The scientists’ hypothesis is it’s possible Paranthropus boisei only ate hard or tough foods when their preferred resources were scarce. (Kiarie n.d.) In addition, Richard Leakey considered Paranthropus boisei to be