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  • Essay On Homo Habilis

    What about homo habilis led it to be successful? Well, a few things did. From brain power, to bone structure, to man’s best friend.This essay will explain why the homo habilis didn’t die out and cause there to be no modern humans in the first place. Firstly, their brains. The homo habilis brains got much larger due to the surplus of protein that they were getting. These larger brains proved to be a huge advantage to the homo habilis. They learned how to make weapons so they could hunt instead of eating lions’ leftovers. They could now see patterns in the movements of animals such as giselles, seeing how they jumped from side to side, they now understood, making animals like giselles easier to hunt. Their bigger brains caused them to be more curious about the world and they started doing things for the sake of doing things. They discovered fire and learned the physics behind it and so much more. Next on the list, bone structure. Now the homo habilis did not have a bone structure exactly like us, the homo sapiens, but it was a step in the right direction. By this, I mean that the homo habilis had a bone structure that allowed them to walk on two legs. The only major difference between their bone structure and ours is that they’re upper body was still built like an animal that walked on all fours, so they were a bit…

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  • Louis Leakey Research Paper

    Louis Leakey is one of the most influential men in the world. He is a well-known white archeologist from Africa. Louis Leakey did a lot of things for Africa historically. Also Leakey won an award from a museum and organized an important event. He is an interesting person to talk about from his accomplishments to his personal life. Without Louis Leakey’s impact how would have our history turned out? Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey was born on August 7th, 1903. He was raised in Kabete—small tribe in…

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  • Richard Wrangham's Catching Fire

    cooking and how it led to the evolution of the hominin ancestors into modern humans in his book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human. In it he addresses many questions and theories about his hypothesis. Some of the more important ones are the influence of food on inter-birth interval, the avoidance of starvation by Homo sapiens ancestors, our ancestors’ loss of body hair, and the influence of Darwinian selection for social tolerance and cooperation. Wrangham’s hypothesis provides answers for…

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  • Hominin Expansion

    Hominin expansion throughout most of Africa occurred with Australopithecines, Paranthropus, and early Homo habilis. Each species was advancing, and adapting to their various habitats. However, a new homo was entering the playing field, which was not only biologically modern but was capable of creating tools. This new species is known as Homo ergaster/erectus, and they were on the verge of breaking out into new territory. This group would soon leave the cradle of Africa and traverse to Asia,…

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  • Write An Essay On Australopithecus Afarnesis

    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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  • Hominin Evolution Theory

    The hominin evolution theory is the idea of Homo sapiens sapiens (AMHs) evolved from a lineage of hominins in Africa. The purpose of the project is to determine the genus and species of seven skulls discovered by Dr. Musoma in Africa, Europe and Asia, approximate the age of each skull, interpret the evolutionary pathway of each species, and provide evidence for and against the “Out of Africa” theory. The purpose of the project with be completed and evidence on the “Out of Africa” theory will be…

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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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  • Australopithecus Essay

    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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  • 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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  • '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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