Write a 5 pages paper on anthropology: a film for australopithecus boisei and homo erectus. The evidence available indicates that they either lived in the open plains of bushland or in the wooden Savannah (Gilbert and Berhane, 77). Therefore, the environmental setting of the film should comprise of an open environment or the plains, with thorny and bushy trees and expansive plains of tall grassland. However, there should be a disparity in the environmental context for the two species, with the scenes for the Homo erectus comprising more of tropical grassland/savanna setting, as opposed to the bushy and thorny tree setting for the Australopithecus boisei, as pointed by the evidence from the fossils and excavates (Haviland and William, 163).
Australopithecus boisei and Homo erectus are human species that are known to have been living in East Africa between 2.3 and 1.2 million years ago (Jurmain, 588). Therefore, the first aspect that should come into consideration while preparing the film, and thus making the selection of actors, is the nature of the movement/locomotion. The director of the film should not have problems selecting the actors, considering that Australopithecus boisei and Homo erectus species had evolved to adopt a bipedal movement (Grine, 96). This means that the role of these species can be played well by human actors since they will not need to adopt a different nature of locomotion. Nevertheless, while these species were moving on their two feet, Homo erectus species had advanced in evolution, and thus was moving with a more upright posture compared to Australopithecus boisei species, which was moving on its feet, but with a bend stature. Additionally, the body stature of Australopithecus boisei was well built and thus large compared to the earlier genus in human evolution. This distinction was qualified by some scientists who categorized Australopithecus boisei in its own genus, genus Paranthropus. Similarly, Homo erectus had a large body build, which was close to that of the modern man, Homo sapiens (Haviland and William, 167). Thus, in terms of locomotion, body stature, and built, the director can comfortably settle on any human character, since they would match the nature of Australopithecus boisei and Homo erectus species, only with a little adjustment in bending the move, for Australopithecus boisei scenes.