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    Homo Erectus Essay

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    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

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    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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    Italian team unearths 800k year old Homo Erectus footprint A team of Italian researchers have possibly uncovered the oldest ever fossilized footprint left behind by modern man's early ancestor, Homo Erectus. The prints are thought to date back some 800,000 years and were unearthed in the desserts of south eastern Eritrea. “The footprints will reveal a lot about the evolution of man, because they provide vital clues as to our ancestors gait and locomotion,” Explained Alfredo Coppa, the…

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    Bipedalism Vs Homo Erectus

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    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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    Hominin Species Essay

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    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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    Australopithecus Essay

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    them climb trees. They also had small canine teeth and a body that stood on two legs and can walk upright. The Australopithecus ate fruits that were rich in sugar, seeds, root, tubers, and bark. The front teeth were wide and and the canine teeth were pointed and longer than the other teeth. These lived in dense forests near lakes. The Homo erectus also known as the upright man, lived in Northern, Eastern, Southern Africa and Western Asia and East Asia. The fossils are the oldest known early…

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    Homo meant man, and Habilis meant handy, or skilled. The first of the Homo Habilis was found by the archeologists Lois Leaky and Phillip Tobias. When the archeologists uncovered the corpse of one of the Homo Habilis, they named it Jonny’s child. The Homo Habilis reigned 2.4 to 1.4 million years ago. The primarily lived in Eastern-Southern Africa. The Homo Habilis were called the “Handy Man”, because they used more advanced tools in their daily life. They were, in fact the very first man to use…

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    Prehistoric People Essay

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    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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    today. Species like: Homo Rudolfensis, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, Homo Heidelbergensis, Homo Neanderthalensis, and Homo Floresiensis all had contributions to who we are.. Homo Rudolfensis had a braincase of 775 cubic centimeters which was considerably bigger than that of Homo Habilis’. Homo Rudolfensis was originally mistaken for Homo Habilis, but Homo Rudolfensis differs in a larger braincase, a longer face, and larger molar and premolar teeth. Homo Habilis is one of the oldest of the genus…

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    Homo Ergaster

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    Homo ergaster, meaning ‘workman’, lived in eastern and southern Africa around 1.5 million years ago. The ergaster had a good run for about 500,000 years, until vanishing from fossil records 1.3 million years ago. Homo ergaster was discovered in 1949 somewhere in southern Africa by prominent South African hominin paleontologist, John T. Robinson. Researchers have argued back and forth on the the idea that Home ergaster is a valid taxon due to the similarities between ergaster and erectus. Some…

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