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Final: Homo Heidelbergensis

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When was homo heidelbergensis alive?
800,000-100,000 years ago
How are height and weight compared to homo sapien?
essentially modern
what was homo heidelbergensis' brain size?
1280 cc
Where was homo heidelbergensis found?
Europe, Asia, Africa
When and where was the Mauer jaw recovered?
sand pits in Germany, 1907
what are the general features of the Mauer jaw
both primitive (robust) and derived (small) teeth
what are the general features of homo heidelbergensis?
insipient chin, massive brow ridges, less prognathic face, small teeth, thinner vault bones
how do homo heidelbergensis cranial features compare to homo erectus
smaller teeth, higher, more round cranial vault
What was recovered at the Atapuerca site?
heidelbergensis remains 10-16 years old
When was the Atapuerca site occupied
400,000 years ago
What happened to heidelbergensis in Africa?
evolved into archaic homo sapiens then us
what happened to heidelbergensis in europe?
evolved into neanderthalensis