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    Nariokotome Boy Essay

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    TITLE OF THE ESSAY Introduction In the year of 1984, an almost complete skeleton, with the exception of the hands and feet, of an eight-year old boy was found by Kamoya Kimeu in Nariokotome near Lake Turkana in Kenya (Brown et al., 1986). The Nariokotome Boy, formerly known as the Turkana Boy/WT 15000, was very special in that it was the only hominid from the H.erectus produced with the most complete skeleton and was chronometrically dated back to about 1.6 million years (Brown et al., 1986). The hominid was about 160 cm (5’3”) tall with a brain size of 880cm3. This discovery was thought to be very crucial, because such well-preserved postcranial elements make for a very unusual and highly useful discovery, because these elements are scarce at other H.erectus sites (Text-Book). Upon discovery, the…

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    However, this shift had its disadvantages as well. Standing upright, while it provides a better view of the terrain, increases exposure to predators. Standing or walking on two feet while hoisting or transporting heavy objects for long periods of time can result in back injuries, such as arthritis and slipped intervertebral disks. Bipedalism also causes strain on the circulatory system as it moves blood from the legs to the heart. This stress can lead to the development of varicose veins, a…

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    between human and non-human organisms has fascinated society for generations, even laying the groundwork for modern-day conceptions of religious thought. Regardless of the exact reason for the distinguished nature of homo sapiens as evolutionary beings, clearly certain, shared traits set people about from what we collectivize as animals. While MacWhinney, Tattersall, and Yeats all posit different defining factors for humans in their respective pieces, they are all linked by the embedded concept…

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    Hominid Species

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    A major hallmark in the evolution of the hominid species is the modification in the size of the brain. The available fossil record is however incomplete and interpretation is often difficult. The supposed dominance of homo erectus species of hominids is generally credited to the proportions of their brain, that has evolved over the course of their evolutionary history. Direct evidence supporting the changes in the brain can only be obtained from the hominid fossil record, and by studying the…

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    Early Hominids

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    evolutionary response that sent a signal saying, “Do not eat that. It may be harmful.” By choosing the most familiar and nonthreatening option, it brought them a sense of “safety” as it would have in the early ages. However, early hominids could not subsist on the same food continuously. As demand increased as did migration to new environments, the scope of food broadened with what could clumsily be compared to a process of trial and error. To help minimize the risks of expanding their food…

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    Hominid Journey

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    The Journey to Populating the Earth Hominid began to populate the earth millions of years ago, from Africa and eventually spread out to all of the continents on Earth. The journey took millennium through errors and trials of survival and social organizations. Through Homo sapiens’ excellent adaptation, cognitive revolution and complex social organization, we were able to spread out as much and as fast as we did and dominated the entire planet. The harnessing of fire played an extremely…

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    FROM HAND TO MOUTH Michael C. Corballis (1) Imagine trying to teach a child to talk without using your hands or any other means of pointing of gesturing. The task would surely be impossible. There can be little doubt that bodily gestures are involved in the development of language, both in the individual and in the species. Yet, once the system is up and running, it can function entirely on vocalizations, as when two friends chat over the phone and create in each other’s minds a world of events…

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    life in a new place, that is called migrating. Migration is an act of people or animal moving temporarily or permanently to a new place. For animals, they are mostly known migrating depending on the temperature or mating. Genus Homo of the hominid is one of the first to migrate outside Africa. With Genus Homo migrating outside Africa, they are the one developing our world and our ancestor that is spread around the world. Questions What is the reason behind the hominids migrating from their…

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    I believe this is one of the most accurate film about early hominids beside a modern documentaries about them. The most inaccurate part of the film is possible how close these tribes are to each other as Professor Pursell talked about how people walk hundreds of miles without encountering a single group of hominids. The film shows us a several ways that ancient man survived. Every tribe is omnivore hunter-gathers as we see them eating meats like deer, bone mane, and other hominids, plants like…

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    Hominid Evolution Essay

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    Hominids are humans and their bipedal relatives; hominid evolution has taken many years of looking for fossils to discover the modern humans past. There has been many scientific research and development done in order to find more about the modern human’s ancestors. Hominid evolution is a lengthy process of change occurring for millions of years. Modern humans, also known as Homo sapiens, are the only surviving species of the genus Homo. Three important ancestors that share close relationships…

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