Essays Tagged: "Australopithecus"

How Man evolved

ils apes give signsof being related directly towards us.The fossils for human evolution begins with Australopithecus. Fossils of this primatehave been discovered in a lot of sites in eastern and south ...

(5 pages) 150 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Human Ancestry

This is a good solid paper Try to use more specificsThe evolutionary relationships of Australopithecus and Homo are still argued today among top anthropologists. The direct human phyloge ... ences among each hominid are not as distinct as some would hope. In example, the comparison between Australopithecus africanus and Homo erectus can be classified as one of degree, not kind. A. african ... ioral characteristics between the two hominids is a strong reason why one hominid is referred to as Australopithecus and the other Homo. Both hominids must have been social or their survival alone in ...

(7 pages) 87 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Sociobiology in Primates Relative to Evolutionary Anthropology. How did the earliest primates evolve into humans?

hat its teeth had thin enamel with reduced canines, and this guy had very powerful arms. Then comes Australopithecus anamensis, 4.2-3.9 mya from Kenya, who probably weighed around 50 kgs, and had a sm ... eeth, reduced canines and a U-shaped dental arcade; physique was bipedal but with very strong arms. Australopithecus afarensis is from 3.9 to 2.8 mya and found in Tanzania and Ethiopia. The males were ...

(5 pages) 80 0 1.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

A survey of the literature about the little-known Austrolapithecus anamensis. Topics include the role that A. anamensis may play in a macroevolutionary model.

se that have never taken a physical anthropology class) would not be able to recognize the hominids Australopithecus bahr el grazel, or even Australopithecus habilus. It is however, likely that they w ... hecus habilus. It is however, likely that they would be able to recall the well-publicized Lucy (or Australopithecus afarensis to the paleoanthropologically savvy). For the everyday Joe, human evoluti ...

(7 pages) 66 1 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Debate Over Early Humans

nt species of human ancestors that have been found in the last century, including Donald Johanson's Australopithecus afarensis, nicknamed Lucy. The author discusses the arguments supporting two theori ... ns to their primate ancestors. The two oldest discoveries of this type are Ardipithecus ramidus and Australopithecus anamensis. A. ramidus was the first of the two to be discovered. This species shows ...

(7 pages) 79 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Evolution of Man. Simple outline and examples of evolution.

n the split took place between the line leading to modern apes and to modern man.SPECIES TIME PERIODAustralopithecus afarensis 4 to 2.7 million years agoAustralopithecus africanus 3 to 2 million years ... e development of the characteristics of Hominids. These climatic changes began 24 million years ago.Australopithecus AfarensisAustralopithecus afarensis was small and slender, between 1.1 and 1.4 metr ...

(7 pages) 122 1 3.9 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Leakey Family

old footprints seemed to match the fossils that were previously found in the area, belonging to the Australopithecus afarensis species. The footprints were human-like and belonged to an upright walkin ... ies about the evolution of upright walking had to be changed. Like Louis, Mary did not believe that Australopithecus was a human ancestor, so if the footprints belonged to our ancestors they needed to ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.7 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Human Evolution: Discuss the significance of the recent discovery of homo floresiensis for paleoanthropology.

x. cranial breadth in the inferior supramastoid region and superior cranial vault bone thicker than Australopithecus and more in the range of H. erectus ). Thus it is suggested that homo floresiensis' ... e with increasing encephalisation. Human beings have an encephalisation quotient of 6, H.Erectus 4, Australopithecus 2.5-3. However H. Floresiensis has an encephalisation close to Australopithecus , v ...

(5 pages) 79 0 3.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

Homo Habilis Powerpoint

Homo habilis (Australopithecus)Huh?Homo habilis ("handy man",) is a species of the genus Homo that lived at the be ...

(1 pages) 20 0 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Human Evolution

ineage into the human path is very much similar to that of a chimpanzee. This creature was known as Australopithecus afarensis and can be dated back to 3.2 million years ago. A. afarensis was still ve ... t the diet of A. afarensis consisted of still mainly vegetation, and not yet much protein.While the Australopithecus afarensis existed, there was a great climate change in Africa. The once tropical Af ...

(12 pages) 86 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

An analysis of Jung

entire human race. The Theory of Evolution does support the idea that all human beings derived from Australopithecus of Northern Africa. Therefore, it is conceivable that should a deeper level of unco ...

(3 pages) 33 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Human origins

he discovered forty percent of an individual dating back to 3.5 million years ago. The individual, Australopithecus afarensis or "Lucy" is believed to be the common ancestor of the true Homo and Aust ... ere named the "First Family" and were dated to be between 3 and 4 million years old. They were also Australopithecus afarensis. Announcing his conclusions in 1979, Johanson believed that Australopithe ...

(1 pages) 486 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Evolution: Misconception or Reality

f ardipithecus ramidus were found. Its teeth have characteristics intermediate between the apes and Australopithecus. In 1995, skeletal remains of the hominin Australopithecus anamensis were found in ... go. In 1974, Donald Johanson found and pieced together one of the most complete fossil skeletons of Australopithecus afarensis from 3.5 million year old fossil hominin skeleton. In 1976, Mary Leakey f ...

(6 pages) 40 0 3.8 Jul/2009

Subjects: Science Essays

Braindance: New Discoveries about Human Origins and Brain Evolution (Revised and Updated) by Dean Falk

the brain of the modern Homo sapien. Thus, the variation and natural selection that has occurred in Australopithecus and specimens belonging to the genus Homo has allowed for a bigger brain because it ...

(8 pages) 22 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology