Pliocene

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  • Woolly Rhino Research Paper

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    Discovery of a fossil skull points to the origins of Ice Age megafauna It's an August afternoon in the Zanda Basin in southwestern Tibet, in the foothills of the Himalayas. I am wandering aimlessly in a patch of badlands, slightly lightheaded owing to the more than 14,000-foot elevation, scanning the ground for any signs of fossils, or for that matter, anything that might distract me from the monotony of a day of fruitless search. It is late into our field season, and besides a tooth fragment or

  • Oloto Synio Report

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    were identified belonging to the Middle Miocene, late Miocene and early Pliocene. The zones are Multispinulosa quanta Chytroeisphaeridium chytroides,

  • Comparison of 3 Australopithecines Essay example

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    Kourtney Baley Professor Marcom Anthropology 2:30-3:50 April 17, 2011 A Comparison of Three Australopithecines Just to make it fair for all readers , the Australopithecus is the genus of Pliocene and Pleistocene hominids. A major characteristic of a hominid is bipedal locomotion or walking upright on two legs. Several types of Australopithecines have been found but all lived Africa mostly east Africa about four million years ago. The Australopithecus is the first definite hominid but they

  • The Anatomy Of The Anthropology Department That I Found

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    My name is Sean Keefe and I am an intern for the recently deceased Harvey Manfrenjensenjen. While sorting through samples I came across 6 hominin skulls that lack analysis. In this project, I am going to explain and talk about the six skulls in the Anthropology Department that I found. To do this, I will use what I have learned in lecture, as well as numerous outside sources to describe three defining characteristics for each skull. Additionally, I will provide necessary information about each

  • Psy 201 Week 1 Evolution Research Paper

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    According to Ms. Witsaman, evolution is not the theory of how life began, which is a common misconception nowadays, but the theory of how life has changed over time. Theories are predictions which are backed up by several evidences and supported by scientists. The evidences that scientists use now to prove include fossils, homologous structures, analogous structures, vestigial structures, embryology, biogeography, and biochemicals. Fossils are the remains of living things that once roamed the Earth

  • The History Of Tectonism

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    volcanic plateau overlying the thick sequence of flood basalt. Hofmann, et al., (1997) Coulie et al., (2001), Ukistins et al., (2002), Kieffer et al., (2004) provide absolute 40Ar/39Ar age determination on Oligocene-Miocene flood volcanics and Miocene -Pliocene volcanoes from the western Ethiopian plateau. The upper Miocene strata are conformable, with no evidence for faulting or extensive erosion during the intervening period (~24 to ~11 Ma). The pre-rift flood volcanics and syn-rift units show a regional

  • The Amargosa Project

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    has been dated at 5.3 to 6.4 Ma (Fleck, 1970; Hay et al., 1986). Pliocene to Pleistocene sediments composes the basin fill in the Amargosa desert, with most of the rocks comprising Mg-rich clay deposits of Pliocene age. The exposed parts of the Pliocene basin rocks are dominated by clays and carbonate rocks on the eastern part of the basin with comparatively few outcrops on the western part of the basin. Thickness of the Pliocene sequence may be 300 m thick in the Ash Meadows area (Naffe, 1963)

  • The Important Discovery of Kenyanthropus Platyops - The Flat Faced Man of Kenya

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    team describe her findings as, “… Here we report on new fossils discovered west of Lake Turkana, Kenya, which differ markedly from those of contemporary A. afarensis, indicating that hominin taxonomic diversity extended back, well into the middle Pliocene. A 3.5 million year old cranium, showing a unique combination of derived facial and primitive neurocranial features, is assigned to a new genus of hominin. Theses finding point to an early diet-driven

  • The Greatest Debate Of Anthropology

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    Australopithecus africanus In the greatest debate of anthropology lies the all consuming desire to know where we as humans come from. Who were our ancestors and what made them so different from us? It is debated if A. africanus or Australopithecus afarensis is the direct ancestor of the genus Homo. Through critical evaluation of the features of the skeleton, dentition, and use of bipedality, it is evident that A. africanus is a direct ancestor to modern humans while possessing features from both

  • Antarctica Is The Third Largest Continent On The World Map

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    Antarctica is the fifth largest Continent on the world map which covers close to 14.2 million square kilometres of land space that includes the ice sheets which unfolds onto the sea (Martin, 2013). Antarctica once used to be part of Gondwana supercontinent until it fragmented itself 70 million years ago and moved to the South Pole making it isolated from other land areas (Martin, 2013). Antarctica was once ice free, had temperatures well above freezing point and was also filled with greeneries forty

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