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|catalog type||Catalog Product|
|scientific class||Fossil Hominids|
|scientific order||Order: Fossil Hominids|
|scientific family||Family: Fossil Hominidae|
A dual purpose prop.
This replica Gigantopithecus jaw is perfect for two very different jobs. The first obvious one is as an example 'bone' for primate evolution, explaining both the fossil record gaps we have left to fill, and what range of sizes and habitats primates have developed to fit into. Most non-biologists think 'monkey and ape + ran forest', and that's where they stop. The other is when I use it and the 'Bigfoot may be a living fossil' concept to introduce classes to scientific argumentation and how scientific method works. It's a real attention getter for all ages and makes the students think. Thank you for making this available!