The last Neanderthal. Emerged about 300,000 ybp most likely from Homo heidelbergensis Cold adapted bodies; short stocky 20% heavier than modern humans of same stature. Larger brains, but possibly smaller frontal and parietal lobes. . Hunting, Toolmaking. Close in kills, not projectiles
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First anatomically modern humans (behaviorally?)
OmoKibish Ethiopia 190,000
Herto 160,000 ybp (defleshing)
Homo sapiens more derived than Neanderthals.
Human developmental pattern (necessary for cultural learning):
altricial infants-early weaning age-extended juvenile period-adolescent growth spurt
Homo erectus (Turkana Boy 1.6 mybp)
Transition to Homo sapiens (300- 200ybp)