UT Knoxville ANTH 110 - Australopiths (2 pages)

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A look at Paranthropus genus and Australopithecus genus.

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University of Tennessee
Anth 110 - Human Origins
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ANTH 110 1nd Edition Lecture 22 Outline of Last Lecture A Pre Australopiths i Sahelanthropus ii Orrorin iii Ardipithecus B Australopiths i Australopithecus anamensis ii Paranthropus C Early Homo Outline of Current Lecture I Paranthropus II Australopithecus in South Africa Current Lecture I Paranthropus The earliest specimen we assign to this genus is the black skull Aethopicus Has a very defined sagittal crest that sets it apart At first it was assigned the Australopithecus genus but then was changed Have derived traits that indicate a tough diet This genus did not give rise to any later specimen They were an evolutionary dead end because of their very distinct niche II Australopithecus in South Africa In East Africa no A Afarensis post 3 m y a These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute In South Africa a small less derived specimen existed which derived Australopithecus africanus A skull found in a quarry in south africa in 1924 belonged to Australopithecus africanus The Taung child s skull had an impression of a brain It was originally thought to be a baboon A scientist upon more research discovered it was not a baboon but an ancestor of ourselves Has a larger brain smaller brows smaller canines than Lucy its ancestor our ancestor Mrs Ples is another specimen of africanus A Sediba a transitional australopith was still much shorter than us and still had very long arms

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