Sahelanthropus tchadensis 7 mya Hominoid or hominid? Discovered in West Africa ?toumai? Most likely bipedal Taphonomy How do you know if it is a Hominid? Bipedal Cranial features ? foramen position Pelvis- breadth of ilium Femur- neck and distal features Shoulder (clavicle and scapula and humerus) Foot (heel bears more weight) Human and chimp- shape and orientation of spinal column S CURVE
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