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Australopithecus definition, an extinct genus of small-brained,large-toothed bipedal hominids that lived in Africa between one and four million years ago.

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Australopithecines, australopiths - Indiana University
Australopithecines: 1. Australopithecines, australopiths. Kevin D.
Were Australopithecines Ape - NABT National Association of
70. The american biology Teacher volume 72, no. 2, February 2010.
How did the australopithecines walk? A biomechanical study of the
Some biomechanical characteristics of the pelvis and lower limb of Australopithecus afarensis (AL, 288-1) are compared with those of modern humans, in an ...
How Humans Evolved
hominids were australopithecines, of which there were several different kinds. The Beginning of Hominid Evolution. The ability to walk upright on two legs marks ...
Early Hominids
1. Ardipithecus ramidus. Australopithecus anamensis.

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Without fire?
Archaeological evidence such as a lack of tool marks on animal bones suggests humanity's ancestors, the Australopithecines, were largely vegetarian. By contrast Homo erectus, the first widespread human being (pictured below), also ate meat, which is a ...
22 women of science who changed the world
Marie Curie (Maria Sklodowska) in her chemistry lab at the Radium Institute of Paris in 1921. Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize – she won it twice – jointly with her husband in 1903 and then on her own in 1911. Photo courtesy Curie Museum.
It is is a primitive creed tailored to the sensibilities of those who are culturally more kindred to australopithecines than to Australians.
Not much size difference between male and female Australopithecines
Sexual dimorphism refers to differences between males and females of a species. These can show up, for example, in body size and weight or in the size of the canine teeth.
Teeth of Human Ancestors Hold Clues to Their Family Life
The evidence emerged from study of the fossil teeth of 19 australopithecines, the still apelike ancestors of the human lineage.

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