Paranthropus boisei

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  • Paranthropus Boisei Essay

    Paranthropus boisei was an early hominin and lived in East Africa. The dates range from 2.3 to 1.2 million years ago. Paleoanthropologists actually found the first fossils of Paranthropus boisei in 1955. (what does it mean to be human) However, not until anthropologist Mary Leakey discovered the well-preserved cranium OH5 at Olduvas Gorge, Tanzania in 1959. It was dated to 1.75 millions of year. Mary Leakey and her husband Louis Leakey classed the specimen as Zinjanthropus. Later on, Louis Leakey’s son Richard Leakey considered Paranthropus boisei to be the first hominin species to use stone tools. (discovery) The heights of average males are four feet six inches and females are four feet one inch. Males’ average weight is one hundred and eight bounds and females are…

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  • Louis Leakey Research Paper

    years ago and was likely a common ancestor of both human and other primate species”4 “He conducted a number of excavations in East Africa”2 (excavations mean many diggings). Another triumph was in 1947—“Louis organized the first Pan-African Congress of Prehistory, a successful event which restored his reputation and introduced many scientist to the large amount of important work that the Leakeys had accomplished since the Kanam/Kanjera debacle”2. “In 1959, Mary found their first significant…

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  • Primates And Hominins Similarities

    as the the ancestry of Paranthropus robustus and Paranthropus boisei. Also, Splitters claims that homo neanderthalensis and homos sapiens sapiens are diverged into two different species after Homo heidelbergensis. Australopithecus afarensis (lucy) is a bipedal hominin that lived 3 million years ago. Australopithecus afarensis are early human ancestors who walked regularly and maintained their ability to climb as well.Chimp share Elongated skull and small brain case. Their face and jaw jut out…

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  • Hominin Species Essay

    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 changes in the pelvis also strongly support the…

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  • Australopithecines

    Africa is the supposed birthplace of the human race. It is here that the Australopithecines, a group of hominins including Australopithecus and Paranthropus, lived from 4.2 to 1.2 million years ago. In the same area but from 1.9 to 0.027 million years ago, Homo ergaster also roamed around. Even though they shared the same geographic location, they each represent very different phases of the evolution to what we are today. It would therefore be interesting to see how they differed, based on the…

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