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1

Halo type

The best or most complete example of a fossile

2

Endocast

A cast of the interior of the cranium made from sand falling into our skeleton over time

3

Primitive trait and derived trait

Primitive: trait that hasn’t changed much from ancestors (humans have had 5 fingers/ toes fit long time
Derived: characteristics that have changed (horse hooves from hands)

4

Miocene

17-18 mya emergence of hominoids

5

Hominid

Bipedal
Head over heels

6

Defining trait for homo

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