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Australopithecus afarensis (3.6 to 2.9 million years ago)

Species Description:

Australopithecus afarensis had a very low forehead, a face that projected far forward, and a very prominent brow ridge. A. afarensis is the earliest species for which we have reliable brain and body size estimates, thanks to a rich fossil record for the species.

The brain of A. afarensis was about one-third the size of the average modern human brain, or about the same size as a modern ape's brain. Males and females varied significantly in body size, with males standing approximately 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds and females standing about 3 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 62 pounds. Males also typically had large crests on top of their skulls; females did not.

The knee and pelvic bone structure of A. afarensis were very humanlike, leaving no doubt that A. afarensis walked upright. A. afarensis probably inhabited the savannas and open woodlands where they likely found fruits, seeds, and roots.

   Australopitecus has kibitzed 70 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-20-06 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
Australopitecus: <if Kramnik would have an interview and just tell us what is going to happen after the match with Topalov. (Whether Kramnik wins or not.)> <alicefujimori> You dont have to be sarcastic :) lol
   Apr-20-06 Veselin Topalov (replies)
Australopitecus: <alice fujimori> i agree completely with your post <There is nothing amazing when it is from someone who considers all people who posts statements and facts that does not favour Kramnik to be a Kramnik basher/Topalov fan. :)> He is mentally sick, and i think it ...
   Apr-18-06 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
Australopitecus: Finally im going to see Kramnik being defeated like a 1200 coffe player by the World Champ Topalov.
   Apr-05-06 Levon Aronian (replies)
Australopitecus: Congratulations to Aronian for now being the 3d player in the world, some people cannnot accept the truth, like <truth hurts>
   Mar-07-06 Morelia-Linares (2006) (replies)
Australopitecus: Great to see Topalov/Ivanchuk game!
   Feb-27-06 Etienne Bacrot (replies)
Australopitecus: Dont start again posting for two pages, <truthurts> and please <chessgames> stop him of this nonsense, is boring and off-topic. Filling pages and pages with comments that dont have to do nothing with chess, insulting in french, and fighting with everyone thinking
   Jan-29-06 Peter Leko (replies)
Australopitecus: I like it, i think the wolf is a very interesting animal.By the way, my english is limited, what *shrug* means??
   Jan-29-06 Corus Group A (2006) (replies)
Australopitecus: These have been the winners of Linares: 1978 Jaan Eslon 1979 Larry Christiansen 1981 Anatoly Karpov 1983 Boris Spassky 1985 Ljubomir Ljubojevic 1988 Jan Timman 1989 Vassily Ivanchuk 1990 Garry Kasparov 1991 Vassily Ivanchuk 1992 Garry Kasparov ...
   Jan-29-06 Kamsky vs Shirov, 1992 (replies)
Australopitecus: Kamsky was a prodigy after seeing some of his games, but sad that now, didnt make a very good Corus 2006 , but well at least won 4 games there.
   Jan-29-06 Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 (replies)
Australopitecus: Kamsky was a very talented player, another great game against Drawnik.
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