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Essay On Australopithecus Sediba

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With all of the knowledge that has been obtained since the beginning of the exploration into Anthropology there is still many things we do not know. In fact the very order in which our evolutionary cycle is arranged is still under debate to this day. However, through reading the book, watching the videos, and through my own knowledge I believe that there is roughly 7 subspecies of ancestors in which fall between the time of Australopithecus sediba and Homo erectus.
Starting with Australopithecus sediba which was found by the young boy in the first video was dated back roughly 1.8 million years ago. The reason the Australopithecus sediba was said to be the bridge between Homo and Australopithecus because is resigned more closely to that of Homo erectus. A. sediba was a
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This species was dated from 2.4 to 1.5 million years ago (Human Evolution). As you can see many of the species overlap one another and that is why our cycle is so differentiating. The Homo habilis was one of the fist species to make and use primitive stone tools to hunt (Human Evolution). It was around 5 foot tall and had a brain much bigger that Australopithecus but still smaller than that of Homo erectus. He walk on two feet and resembled man much more that primate. It also had a very large area in the brain that supports language which also promotes a potential for culture (Human Evolution).
Lastly, we come to Homo erectus which date back from 1.8 million years to about 200,000 years ago. Homo erectus has been found in Africa and Asia which makes it the first wide ranging species of its kind (Human Evolution). Despite the look of Homo erectus’s skull it was very similar body structure to that of a humans. Homo erectus is also thought to be the first hominid to use fire and have a true sence of culture (Human Evolution). Though it was probably dramatically different than what we see
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