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21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights an important subject matters, concerns, questions, and debates any pupil acquiring a level within the box of anthropology should have mastered for effectiveness within the twenty first century. This two-volume set offers undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference resource that serves their learn wishes with extra unique details than encyclopedia entries yet in a transparent, obtainable type, with out jargon, pointless element or density.
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Although the cranium was that of the first fossil hominid ever found in central East Africa, it nevertheless represents a side branch that became extinct (as several other forms did) during the early evolution of hominid species. In 1961, Louis S. B. Leakey himself found the skull of Homo habilis at Olduvai Gorge. 9 million years old, and associated with the Oldowan pebble-tool culture. Homo habilis not only stood erect and walked upright with a bipedal gait, but also made simple stone implements.