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6.7: Around Homo erectus

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  • Almost all paleoanthropologists acknowledge Homo erectus as a category of hominin in between Australopithecines and anatomically modern Homo sapiens. The transition from Homo erectus to Homo sapiens is less clear. extreme lumpers consider Homo erectus a

    Homo antecessor

    A hominid found in Europe from around 1.2mya to 800,000 ya, with a morphology very similar to Homo ergaster.

    Homo heidelbergensis

    Imagination Questions

    The animal rights movement among other factors has politicized the human diet. Paleoanthropological evidence can be used to support both veganism and raw steaks. Would scientific evidence about our evolutionary propensity for a certain diet effect what you eat?


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