Name: Professor: Course: Date: Evaluation of Homo erectus and Homo Naledi along with their Characteristics Homo erectus had a brain that was larger than earlier Homo about 900cm cubic in average. Physically it had a large body size and its cranial capacity was in proportion to the larger overall size. The adults were about 100lbs and above with approximately 5 ft. 6 its features are closely related to those of humans beginning from the shape of the skull to the human-like feet and long legs. Work cited: Berger Lee R. et al. "Homo naledi a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber South Africa." Elife 4 (2015). Boyd Robert and Joan B. Silk. How humans evolved. WW Norton & Company 2014. [...]
Describe Homo erectus’s cranial and postcranial anatomical characteristics. How is this species significantly different from earlier hominids, and how did these characteristics increase the success of this species over that of their ancestors? A new member of our genus was discovered a few years ago. What is this new species? What are some of its features? What can you tell about it? Where should it fall in our family tree? Do you think that it should be part of the genus Homo? Why or why not? cite your sources, have fun. You now know enough about our ancestors that you can come to some educated decisions!