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School:
University of Florida-Gainesville
Course:
Ant 3514 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology

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ANT 3514 Introduction to Biological Anthropology Pliocene Hominids Lab 8 Week of 03 01 04 REVIEW your textbook chapters 6 and 7 and articles in your reader to prepare you for this week s lab READ over this entire download to familiarize yourself with this week s stations TERMS at the end of this download will assist you with this lab THE FOCUS of this week s lab is to understand morphological characteristics associated with early hominid taxa This is best accomplished by comparison of the fossil material with skeletal material representing Homo sapiens and modern apes Familiarize yourself with the fossil material as best you can Learn specimen designations for key fossils key sites dates for key sites genus and species recovered from key sites etc You will also need to know some of the important anatomical characteristics that characterize particular genera and species Understanding specimen designations will assist you in remembering geographic distribution See the last page of this download for some information regarding specimen designations NOTE Not all the fossil taxa of early hominids for which you will be responsible on your next exam are represented in this lab It is strongly recommended that you review chapters 6 and 7 carefully in your textbook Although this lab will not be due until the following week it would be to your benefit to try to complete the following table before coming to your lab section Don t panic if you can t complete the table Not all species listed have a known cranial capacity Pliocene Hominids Hominid Date Range Cranial Capacity Holotype Geographic Distribution Kenyanthropus platyops Australopithecu s afarensis Australopithecu s africanus Australopithecu s anamensis Paranthropus boisei Paranthropus robustus Paranthropus aethiopicus Ardipithecus ramidus Sahelanthropus tchadensis Orrorin tugenensis Useful websites www talkorigins org faqs homs Click on hominid fossils and type specimens under table of contents www modernhumanorigins com



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