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  • Australopithecus Afarensis

    Title of the Essay We Australopithecus afarensis had been living in the northeastern Africa ever since our first generation. Though not being known as the most powerful living species here, our ingrained talent in arboreal life helped us gain advantage over many other species in chance of survival. For centuries we firmly believed in the idea of all creatures were quadrupedal and we had never seen any exception. It was by accident that we discovered a group of species that featured bipedalism named Homo sapiens. This discovery refuted our long-held belief and successfully aroused us interests. The Homo sapiens were in fact similar to us in many aspects of body traits. Therefore, the key to the mystery would most likely lie in those distinctions…

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  • Australopithecus Afarensis Essay

    Australopithecus Afarensis Species and Their Existence Humans are a species of hominidae. A hominid is any one of a family, hominidae, of mammals that includes humans with their extinct ancestral forms. Hominids evolved from each other. Humans have evolved over the millions of years from the first hominid. One of the hominid species that humans have evolved from is the Australopithecus Afarensis. A classification of an Australopithecus Afarensis is a Southern Ape. This species is a…

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  • Australopithecus Afarensis Characteristics

    Nicholas Pagano 12 November 2015 TA Elias Capello Friday 9:05-9:55 Anthropology 103 Australopithecus afarensis Named by Donald Johanson & Tim White in 1978 I. Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Primates Family: Hominidae Subfamily: Hominidae Genus: Australopithecus Species: A. afarensis II. Physical Characteristics The Australopithecus afarensis without a doubt had both ape and human features. Just looking at the face of this animal you can see a…

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  • Creationism Vs Evolution Essay

    chance, but was created by some intelligent entity (God), referencing religious text as evidence. On the contrary, evolutionists believe in Darwinism, that through the process of natural selection in humans over millions of years evolved from the great apes. Despite their brilliant claim, in 1859 there was insufficient physical evidence to prove that man evolved from ape, evolutionist lacked the “missing link” fossils of transitional species between ape and human that would validate the theory…

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  • Lucy Research Paper

    the 20th Century Ever since discussions of human ancestry began, many people believed that Europe was the home of the first ancestors of humankind up until the end of the 20th century. An American paleoanthropologist by the name of Dr. Donald Carl Johanson, visited Ethiopia as part of the International Afar Research Expedition in 1973, as a result of this expedition, Dr. Johanson found a knee of a hominid that turned out to be about 3 million years old. Because of its size and the shape, he…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Bipedalism

    great attention is given to a baby’s first steps, little, if any, attention is given to the advantages of this form of movement. The benefits of walking, running, and standing while using two legs instead of four go unremarked. It is simply natural for humans to travel this way. Humans are not the only animals to use bipedalism, birds and some mammals, including primates, can also walk on two legs, but none quite like human beings. This is truly an important trait shared by people and yet it is…

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  • Charles Darwin's Three Principles Of Evolution By Natural Selection

    down large prey. Most larger land animals that early man hunted walked on four limbs making them inefficient at covering long distances. In class we watched a short film and discussed how one man could rely on his superior endurance to track down prey for miles to the point where the prey collapsed because of exhaustion. Bipedal organisms because of their posture received less solar radiation and more wind cooling, which lowered their chances of overheating when they traveled long distances.…

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  • Ardipithecus Anthropology

    primitives primate’s feet (Venkataraman 2013). Although a great majority of scientists agree on the notion that Ardipithecus afarensis did have characteristics of habitual bipeds, they do dispute on the conception of Arboreality and if it necessary applies to them. The main occurring reasons for these disagreements tend to coincide with diverse viewpoints on how we should interpret primitive species. Ardipithecus afarensis could have differed in more ways from that of humans, “there is no…

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  • Essentials Of Running Essay

    weapon making and hunting, and were around much longer than the early humans (McDougall, 2009). Much like a jackrabbit to a cougar, Homo sapiens must have had something that neanderthals didn’t, the big question is, “What was it?” Dr. Bramble had studied the skull of early hominids and found something astonishing. The back of the skull of our predecessor Australopithecus afarensis was smooth, while the back of the skull Homo erectus had a notch in the back of it (McDougall 2009). Surely…

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  • Primates And Hominins Similarities

    bipedalism. Ardipithecus is the earliest widely accepted hominin genus who live Lumpur tree is saying that Australopithecus Africanus is an early ancestor of Homo sapiens, but the Splitter tree is saying that Australopithecus Africanus is not the ancestor of Homo sapiens. Splitters consider Australopithecus Africanus only as the the ancestry of Paranthropus robustus and Paranthropus boisei. Also, Splitters claims that homo neanderthalensis and homos sapiens sapiens are diverged into two…

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