Skip to comments.Paranthropus Boisei: Human Ancestors More Rugged than Originally Thought
Posted on 12/07/2013 8:13:09 PM PST by gooblah
Human ancestors, at least some of them, were more rugged and powerfully built than scientists originally thought that they were, if the most recently discovered bones of Paranthropus boisei are any indication. They had powerful forearms well-suited for climbing trees, as well as being bipedal.
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Tarzanthropus Boisei: “Human Ancestors More Rugged than Originally Thought, had powerful forearms well-suited for climbing trees”
If memory serves, he also had teeth and jaw muscles to eat his veggies. I’d thought he was in a parallel evolutionary path though. The new Homo Erectus skulls don’t fit as his descendent and may simplify the whole shooting match in favor of many variations of HE for a long period of time. I’d feel comfortable with that.
...or popping open cans of spinach.
Tarzan wouldn’t want to be running around Boise today in his loincloth.
“They had powerful forearms well-suited for climbing trees”
Except mankind got its start when he fell out of the tree.
Could we say Alley Oop?
That’s what I wanna be when I grow up—powerful with great forearms.
Now I’m disappointed. I thought they found the remains in Idaho.
Why is it tripe?
because, taken to it's logical conclusion, ibelief in macroevolution requires belief in abiogenesis, and the eternal nature of matter. That, and belief in the ascent of man is silly, and is psuedo science, as it is not repea table or falsifiable
> Paranthropus Boisei isn’t the only Paranthropus. This is Boisei.
It isn’t, but at least there have been fewer trolls in the science topics this weekend.
In other words, God did it. End of discussion.
Like other members of the Paranthropus genus, P. boisei is characterized by a specialized skull with adaptations for heavy chewing. A strong sagittal crest on the midline of the top of the skull anchored the large chewing muscles (temporalis muscles) from the top and side of the braincase to the lower jaw, and thus moved the massive jaw up and down. The force was focused on the large back teeth (molars and premolars). Flaring cheekbones gave P. boisei a very wide and dish-shaped face, creating a larger opening for bigger jaw muscles to pass through and support massive cheek teeth four times the size of a modern humans. This species had even larger cheek teeth than P. robustus, a flatter, bigger-brained skull than P. aethiopicus, and the thickest dental enamel of any known early human. Cranial capacity in this species suggests a slight rise in brain size (about 100 cc in 1 million years) independent of brain enlargement in the genus Homo.
Oh, I get it now.