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homo erectus

Larger brain and cultural adaptations ensured survival in harsher climate

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supraorbital ridge

prominent brow ridges

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occipital ridge

horizontal ridge along the back of the skull

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handedness

right or left handedness

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laterilazation

hemispheric split of the brain, with each one responsible for different things

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Trinil, Java

The most prolific site in South East Asia. Skullcap, teeth, and thighbone discovered Eugene Dubois in 1891

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Pithencanthropus erectus/Java man

Found in Java in 1891. 1.3 mya- 500,000

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Zhoukoudien

Important site in China 30 miles from Beijing.

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Sinthropus pokiness/peking man

Davidson Black a Canadian anatomist discovered. Less primitive looking than the java man

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Terra Amata

constructed dwellings in France.

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Debitage

Flakes of stone chipped off the core during manufacturing process.

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Acheuliann tool tradition

More advanced tool making that oludwan tradition.

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Hand axe/biface

Characteristic tool of the Acheulian tool tradition

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hafted

tool tied to a wooden handle

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Hand cleavers

Straight edges where the point would be and flake tools retouched to make points, scrapers, borers etc.

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hunting and gathering

Some believe the most recent Homo erectus were hunter gatherers.