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Group Decision Making and Power Relations

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making decisions in groups, or other forms of power relations

politics

everything that a person learns and shares as a member of a society"

culture

Due to the size of their brain and the complexity of its parts, humans were able to create survival skills that helped them adapt to their environment and outlive their less adaptive biological relatives.

OUR THINKING CAPACITY

We developed a more flexible tongue that could be controlled more precisely, and a longer neck.

SPEAKING CAPACITY

This capacity to directly oppose your thumb with your other fingers is an exclusive trait of humans. It allowed us to have a finer grip.

GRIPPING CAPACITY

Although apes are semi-bipedal, humans are the only fully bipedal primates.

STANDING AND WALKING CAPACITY

toolmaking tradition characterized by crudely worked pebble (chopping) tools from the early Paleolithic, dating to about 2 million years ago. Stones are used as percussive tools.

OLDOWAN INDUSTRY

They are described as the hominids with increased cranial capacity and have comparatively smaller molar and premolar teeth of the fossils, a human like food and hand bones.

HOMO HABILIS

Modern human-like body proportions with relatively elongated legs and shorter arms compared to the size of the torso.

HOMO ERECTUS

Neanderthals had strong, muscular bodies, and wide hips and shoulders. Adults grew to about 1.50-1.75m tall and weighed about 64- 82kg.

HOMO NEANDERTHALENSIS

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Human Evolution

  • Humans' brain size and complexity allowed them to develop survival skills, adapting to their environment and outliving less adaptive biological relatives.
  • Human physical characteristics include a flexible tongue, longer neck, and opposable thumbs, enabling a finer grip.

Physical Characteristics

  • Fully bipedal, unlike semi-bipedal apes
  • Modern human-like body proportions: elongated legs, shorter arms, compared to torso size

Toolmaking and Diet

  • Early Paleolithic toolmaking tradition (about 2 million years ago) characterized by crudely worked pebble (chopping) tools
  • Stones used as percussive tools

Fossil Characteristics

  • Increased cranial capacity
  • Smaller molar and premolar teeth
  • Human-like food and hand bones

Neanderthals

  • Strong, muscular bodies
  • Wide hips and shoulders
  • Adults grew to about 1.50-1.75m tall and weighed about 64-82kg

Explore how decisions are made in groups and other power relations. Understand the dynamics and challenges involved in making collective decisions.

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