Chicago World's Fair Research Paper

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Although the city of Chicago is usually associated with well-known historical events, such as the Chicago Fire for example, this wonderful city can also be attributed with hosting two unique and significant historical events—the World’s Fair of 1893 and the establishment of the original Field Museum in 1921. In addition to being held as an event to celebrate Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the “new world” in 1492, the Chicago World’s Fair—also commonly referred to as the World’s Columbian Exposition—was also an opportunity to celebrate art as a whole and to allow for inventors all around the globe to showcase their new devices and art.
However, because the World’s Fair of 1983 was a one-time event and was, essentially,
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As was discussed in the previous paragraph, this bipedal aspect is what differentiates us, hominids, from modern apes. However, under the context of hominids in general and modern humans, it is this very trait that allows for us all to be categorized under the same label—hominids. Along the same lines as bipedal, another similarity between the two would be our arched feet—a characteristic that is unique to hominids, as it allows for standing and walking upright to take place. Both of these similarities—bipedal and arched feet—can be evidenced in the “Turkana boy” photo as well as the photo labeled “hominid/ape footprints.” As for differences, however, despite being quite similar in many ways, there are still a number of differences between hominids and modern humans, one of them being the size of our brains. While it is clear that with evolution came about more sophisticated and complex behavior due to the increase in brain use and size, when you compare hominid brains to modern human brains, modern human brains, by far, possess the largest and most complex brains, which is self-explanatory given the fact that while hominids were intelligent creatures, modern humans are far more advanced in their intelligence and capabilities. This brain size…show more content…
In order to compare these anatomical differences, especially regarding tooth size and shape of skull, I will be looking into two hominids (and their skulls) in particular—Australopithecus Afarensis and Paranthropus Boisei. Under the category of Gracile Australopithecine, the Australopithecus Afarensis and the skull being used was from Ethiopia during the Pliocene epoch, roughly around 5.3-1.8 million years ago. As for the Paranthropus Boisei—under the category of Robust Australopithecine—this hominid and its skull was retrieved from Tanzania during the Pleistocene epoch, roughly 1.8 million-10,000 years

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