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How Would You Justify that Australopithecus Was a Human Ancestor? - Biology

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How would you justify that Australopithecus was a human ancestor? 

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Solution

Australopithecus averaged about 120 cm tall, and the cranial capacity ranged from 450-600 cm3It had a low forehead, protruding face, lack of chin and low brain capacity. Teeth resembled man because the dental arc was a smoothly rounded parabola, and a simian gap was absent which justifies a human ancestor. 

Concept: Human Evolution
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Selina Concise Biology Class 10 Icse
Chapter 14 Human Evolution
Long answer type | Q 3 | Page 193
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