1.List the six (6) modifications of the human skeleton that facilitate efficient bipedal locomotion.
2.The best-defining anatomical characteristics of hominins relate to bipedal locomotion. T/F
3.Hominin commitment to bipedalism is termed bipedalism. bipedalism means hominis move bipedally as their stand and most efficient mode of locomotion.
4.Part (A) List the possible advantages to fully bipedal locomotion.
5.Part (B) List whatever disadvantages you can think of regarding bipedalism as compared to quadrupedal locomotion.
6.What makes Sahelanthropus tchadensis from Chad so unusual?
7.List the characteristics of the australopith species.
8.Provide an explanation of the fossil Lucy (AL)288-1 (see Figure 10-14). Include: (1) The name of her discoverer and date of discovery; (2) the location in which the fossil was found; (3) two (2) reasons for the significance of the fossil; and (4) the genus and species to which it is assigned.
9.State the general conclusions reached by most researchers regarding locomotion of A. afarensis.
10.Why is the so-called “Black Skull” so important?
11.To answer the questions below, refer to page 307 in the text and the URL
(copy and past URL in another browser window).
Part (A) Describe the fossil material (and its date of discovery) that comprised the Taung skull as Raymond Dart first received it from the original site.
Part (B) Explain the term endocast.
Part (C) Check the term breccia in the dictionary. Then determine what it refers to in the context of this question.
12.Discuss the problems and interpretations surrounding the early Homo finds.