Notes 11/16 ANTH 161 001
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161 Anthropology Week of 11161120 11202015 TUesday391116 The Genus Homo Our own species amp fossil hominins All begin with Bones of contention Homo habilis Homo sapiens Through time Australopithecines vs Early Homo Australopithecines Homo Early Homo ndings 0 Eastern amp Southern Africa currently appears to have been the home for the earliest ancestors of ourgenus Early Homo Homo habilis First recognized species in our genus o 674 cm3 Tobias 1987 0 700750 cm3 Holloway 1989 0 Louis Leakey convinced this was the he had spent his life looking for 0H7 0 Made it a direct human ancestor Despite boisei being found in same bed 0 Establishment of habilis required a Early Homo Homo habilis 0 larger than australopithecines 0 smaller face reduced postcanine tooth size 0 the presence of anatomical basis for toolmaking 0 es 0 BUT there are some habilines that Problem Homo habilis OH62 o quotLucy s childquot 185175 million years old KNMER 1470 o in 1972 19 million years old Pieced together by Minimal bone amp Walker Australopithecus LeakeyHomo Published as Homo but undetermined Not included as habilis 0 Brain larger KNMER 1470 usually placed in Homo rudolfensis hotly debated 0 large teeth slight supraorbital torus o maxilla is squared off rather than rounded with a very short shallow palate An outline of the events Thursday So the story beginsEugene Dubois 1887 Dutch medical doctor sets off for Indonesia looking for the missing link student of Without speech Took advantage of Dutch colony of Indonesia to look for Pithecanthropus Success in 4 years 1891 nds browridged skull cap amp femur in Trinil Pithecanthropus erectus orJava Man 0 1894 publishes intermediary between gibbon amp human 0 Giant pathological gibbon Dubois expected controversy to be resolved with nds but found the controversy to be too much Retired from public life hid fossils under the house died embittered Java Man Homo erectus Meanwhile back in Indonesia 0 Numerous Homo erectus fragments jaws amp teeth were being uncovered o 1936 dating controversial 17 million years ago 0 mm 800000 to 400000 years ago Homo ergastererectus in Africa 0 1950 s onward discovered in Africa amp date from 0 largest amount of African ergastererectus fossils come from the 1012 male 8 in He years teeth are unworn shovelshaped incisors was 5 3quot at death 5 7quot 6 0quot 0 800 c brain 909 cc