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  • Homo Erectus Essay

    Before Homo sapiens roamed the earth, flora, fauna, and the species known as Homo erectus, all coexisted. Homo erectus populated Africa, thriving amongst predators, the changing environment, and evolving characteristics of their species. However, certain environmental conditions that were impacting H. erectus, at the time, led to their departure from Africa to Eurasia, where they paved the way for future species and the colonization of the world. This journey of Homo erectus out of Africa and into other parts of the world did not occur in one instance, but eventually they spread all over Asia. Evidence of their life in Asia has been documented through the discovery of archaeological sites, and excavation processes that unearthed fossils of…

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  • Essay On Homo Erectus

    this paper, I am going to discuss the Homo erectus, Homo Heidelbergensis, and Archaic Homo sapiens. The paper will make comparative analyses of the individual species and point out why I believe they deserve to be categorized as distinct species instead of a one species that has different characteristics due to geographical differences. The Homo Heidelbergensis are approximated to have lived about 600,000 years ago. This simply means the Heidelberg Man and was derived from the German city…

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  • Hominin Species Essay

    Australopithecus sediba existed 1.977 – 1.98 million years ago. The characteristics of this species vary greatly from modern humans, but certain similarities with tooth traits, the pelvis bone, and a broad lower chest resemble those of modern-man. Au. Sediba is a very good candidate for the ancestor to the Homo genus because of many of the similarities found in its skeletal structure. Smaller premolars, molars, as well as facial features were more similar to the Homo genus. The functional…

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  • Africa Is The Origin Of Humanity Essay

    erectus ( upright man) the closest to modern humans were vastly different than H. habilis, and it was capable of doing much more such as having the ability to talk, and having more social interaction, and better use of the tool. H.erectus had a bigger brain, which lead to better abilities like social interaction, use of the tool, and traveling. H. erectus had a very similar psychic as modern humans, and adapting to the upright life really well. Researchers later found out that they were…

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  • Prehistoric People Essay

    Djurab Desert in 2001. 3. Which species of Australopithecus is “Lucy”? What is the significance of her discovery? “Lucy” is a female A. afarensis. Her discovery led scientists to discovering the fossilized footprints of A. afarensis. The footprints of A. afarensis is similar to the modern people’s footprint, which means A. afarensis walked bipedally. 4. Which of the three species of human beings is most like modern humans? Homo erectus is most like modern humans. Briefly describe the…

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  • Bipedalism Vs Homo Erectus

    Walking Hominids Ancestors,” “Humans still retain features from a probable knuckle walking ancestor.” However, and some point in human history early humans began to walk upright as modern humans do. According to "Evolution of hominid bipedalism and prehensile capabilities" by Russell H. Tuttle, “The earliest hominids would be recognized as diurnally terrestrial bipeds that stood with full extension of the knee joints and walked with greater extension of the lower limbs that is common in…

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  • 'Yuval Harari' By Jared Diamond

    logical research to each part of mankind 's history and also towards parts of history for which no composed records exist. In truth, Harari utilizes less science than Diamond. He underscores the trouble of knowing in detail the lives of our remote ancestors and is frequently gratified to clarify points that are in effect desperately explored by the all the more forensically slanted. His thoughts are for the most part not new, which are referenced from Diamond, but rather he has an exceptionally…

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  • Human Origin Research Paper

    family to take on the task of uncovering and deciphering our origins by way of paleoanthropology. She was born and raised in Kenya and developed a passion for paleontology while she was out on expeditions with her parents while growing up. More recently, Louise and her mother, Meave Leakey, discovered a 3.5 million year old skull that is now considered to be a new branch on the hominid family tree; Kenyanthropus platyops (Mitchell). She and her team also discovered “...a very complete cranium of…

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  • Hominid Evolution Essay

    as Homo sapiens, are the only surviving species of the genus Homo. Three important ancestors that share close relationships and characteristics with Homo sapiens are Homo habilis, Homo erectus, and Homo Neanderthalensis. To begin, Homo habilis is the first member of the genus Homo. During the time of Homo erectus, the species began to exhibit more similar features to humans…

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  • The Contradiction Between Human Evolution And Religion

    Human evolution is the long process of change in which humankind originated from apes. Before Charles Darwin, Carolus Linnaeus, chose the word,”homo,” which is Latin for human, in his classification system. During this time, along with Linnaeus, other scientists considered apes to be close relatives to humans due to their anatomical similarities. In the 1960s and 70s, African researchers found fossils of australopithecines, an extinct creature related to humankind in Africa. Later more fossils…

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