Morphological differences between species of the genus Homo

Balažin, Maja (2013) Morphological differences between species of the genus Homo. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

The human origin and evolution can be traced by the fossilized remains that nature preserved. Although we can only talk about the assumptions, with development of technology the accuracy of these findings is increasing. Using the molecular clock we can follow the course of evolution and know when a certain group diverged from its common ancestor. In this article I discuss the morphological diversity within the genus Homo, and their cultural and social life, which also contributed in large part to their evolution. The genus Homo evolved from Australopithecus and is characterized by a larger brain and smaller teeth. With finding a fossilized jaw, skull and a hand in 1960., Leakey discovered the first species of the genus Homo, Homo habilis. Subjectable to evolutionary forces, the remaining species of the genus Homo have diverged from this species.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kalafatić, Mirjana
Date: 2013
Number of Pages: 12
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2014 11:09
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 11:09
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3068

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