Australopithecus, Science

Australopithecus-The Transitional Human Forms

By about two million years ago, there were several well established hominid ancestors in Africa. One of  the earliest of  these  is Australopithecus. Fossils of Australopithecus, which have been recovered  from South and East Africa, show that their brains were relatively small, the bones enclosing the brain, therefore, were rather ape like, but  the face was shorter than  in apes. The enamel of  the teeth indicated that Australopithecus ate essentially fruits. The evidence for two-footed  posture in Australopithecus is strong as the back bone shows the typical hominid curvature. Also the hip bone, which is the skeletal frame to which the legs are attached  is shorter than in apes, although it is not as short as in modem humans.  

Posted Date: 9/28/2012 3:44:50 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Australopithecus, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Australopithecus, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Australopithecus Discussions

Write discussion on Australopithecus
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
The methods of food processing by covering the two major methods- thermal processing dehydration.  Food processing methods which include  freezing, microwave proces

How to make a filter A plant pot with a plug of cotton wool in the bottom and a layer of sand a few inches deep makes a satisfactory filter for many purposes. Make some mudd

A siphon fountain Fit a glass jar (a flask from a used electric bulb) with hole rubber stopper. By one hole place a jet tube which will extend about half way to the top of the

b) discuss briefly the scientific and technical achievements of the bronze age

Define the auditory area of the Cerebrum The auditory area lies immediately below lateral sulcus within the temporal lobe as can be seen in Figure. Cells receive and interpret

Explain ABO Blood Grouping System As the name suggest, this is based on the presence or absence of 9 antigens A and B, on the surface of RBC. If either of these antigens is pr

Resource Energy: The demand for energy doubles  every 14 years and is taken as one of  the indicators of development of a country.  India, with 16%  of the world's population c

What is a hormone? A hormone, as you may already know, can be described as a chemical substance which having been formed in one particular organ or a gland is carried in the bl

Explain Active Transport - Mechanism of Urine Formation Active transport: When the substances are transported through a cell membrane against a concentration gradient, that is,

Determine the Crop factors of fertilizers Crop responses to fertilizers vary with the nature as well as the variety of the crop which in turn is related to the cation exchange