Flashcards in Chapter 9 -The First Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo erectus and Contemporaries Deck (6)
(nuke ́-ul) (nucha, meaning “neck”) A projection of bone in the back of the cranium where neck muscles attach. These muscles hold up the head.
a nearly complete skeleton of a hominin youth who lived during the early Pleistocene. This specimen is the most complete early human skeleton ever found. It is believed to be between 1.5 and 1.6 million years old.
oldest well-dated hominins outside of africa; not like full H. erectus morphology, but are small-bodied and small-brained
Pertaining to a stone tool industry from the Early and Middle Pleistocene; characterized by a large proportion of bifacial tools (flaked on both sides). Acheulian tool kits are common in Africa, Southwest Asia, and western Europe, but they’re thought to be less common elsewhere. Also spelled Acheulean.
The epoch of the Cenozoic from 1.8 mya until 10,000 ya. Frequently referred to as the Ice Age, this epoch is associated with continental glaciations in northern latitudes.