EARLY HOMO

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  1. A key determinant of distinction for the genus Homo is
    a large brain relative to our body size
  2. When did Early Homo first begin to appear in the fossil record?
    Between 2.5 and 1.5 mya
  3. When comparing traits of Early Homo to Australopithecines, what differences are seen?
    • Brain size
    • Less post orbital constriction
    • More rounded skulls
    • Less prognatism
    • More gracile mandible
    • Smaller premolars/molars
  4. What is the name of "simple stone tools" that were found in the oldest site around 2.5 mya
    Olduwan tools
  5. What speciesĀ  (3) were possible Oduwan tool makers?
    • A. garhi
    • P. robustus
    • Early homo species
  6. Evidence of complex foraging (3) include:
    • collected foods
    • extracted foods
    • hunted foods
  7. Give 2 examples of archaeological evidence of complex foraging in early hominins
    • fossilized animal bones
    • stone artifacts
  8. Where were Olduwan tools first discovered?
    Olduvai Gorge
  9. The debate of how many species of Homo reflect two main perspectives of the pattern of evolution. What are the two orientations called and what do each of them mean?
    Lumpers - see one or few species in the Homo fossil record

    Splitters -- see many species
  10. Around what year did Homo erectus start spreading around the Old world?
    1.8 mya

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