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Anthropology Lab Report 4: Features, Data and Hypotheses


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Anthropology Lab Report 4: Features, Data and Hypotheses

Anthropology Lab Report 4: Features, Data and Hypotheses


This lab report is regarding the Anthropology. The detail of instruction and grading rubric is in the attachment, please use the data of I have gathered and recorded in part A and finish the lab report in part B. The part B also have some examples for this lab report. The required textbook for this lab report is "Jurmain, Robert, Lynn Kilgore, Wenda Trevathan, Eric J. Bartelink (2016) Essentials of Physical Anthropology, 10th edition, Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. "

It will be your task to hypothesize changes in the skull and mandible (including teeth) for late-stage of hominin evolution – from H. erectus to H. neanderthalensis to H. sapiens – and then test your hypotheses against the fossil record using fossil casts with the goal of determining which casts belong to each stage. These hypotheses will be tested against data collected in Lab 4. What do you expect to find and what will you look for? Once in the lab, what do you find? Do the data coincide with your expectations? What do you infer from the fossils about evolving behavior? Could there be alternative explanations?


Lab Report 4 Name Institution Date Hypotheses The cranial features changed over time as humans evolved with the most important being increasing brain case size. Similarly, the shape of the cranium varied over the years with changes in the brain case size, which incidentally resulted to smaller teeth in modern man. The frontal bone rises while the Zygomatics (cheekbones) is less pronounced in Homo sapiens compared to the previous species. Similarly, the supraorbital torus (Brow Bridge) changes from high prominence to low prominence as man adapted to the env


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