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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Bipedalism

    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 condition in which veins become prominent due to overwork. Finally, if one of a biped’s feet is injured, then his ability to walk can be seriously restricted. Unable to travel about the landscape, an early hominid would have had a limited chance of survival (Larsen,…

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  • Nariokotome Boy Essay

    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).…

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  • Essay On Yeats The Wild Swans At Coole

    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 Evolution Essay

    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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  • Observation Of Hominid Migration

    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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  • The Importance Of Hominid Speech

    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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  • Early Hominid Diet Analysis

    The advent of several early Homo morphological changes is due to the increased availability of nutrients in the foods that they ate, primarily due to the cooking of these foods. The decrease in the size of the organs involved in digestion and the increase in brain size are due to several converging factors that accentuate each other in a constant feedback loop. Raw plant foods were the majority of early hominid diets and tubers were particularly important and the cooking of these foods would…

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  • Hominid And Homo Sapiens: A Comparative Analysis

    Understanding our present has much to do with first knowing of our past. In this essay I will be discussing how sex and biological reproduction impacted the division of labor and the origins of gender roles in early male and female hominids and Homo sapiens. I will also address how the advancements in the technology of biological reproductive control, has affected and shaped modern day gender roles. The major drive for early hominids and Homo sapiens was the acquisition of food and reproductive…

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  • Paleolithic Technology

    Lecture Study Questions 1. Describe the technological inventions and social developments of Paleolithic period hominids have created foundations of human societies today. Explain why each was important to the survival of early hominids and the success of the human species down to today. Stone tools, fire, cooking, and forms of art were some of the technological intentions and social developments of the Paleolithic period hominids that have created foundations of human societies today.…

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  • Disadvantages Of Bipedalism

    stance let heat escape the bodies of apes more easily, “…allowing hominids to stay cool on the baking plains of the Serengeti.” Standing up also allowed the apes to see further and over tall grass, thus making it easier to spot predators (Cole and Ortega 13). The added height doesn’t come without its side effects, while helpful for survival it took time to adapt. Bipedalism required “muscular redistribution and neural wiring” just to balance the brain and spinal column over the pelvis. Another…

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