Humanities 7

By suzett
  • Lifetime of Lucy

    Australopithecus Afarensis (Lucy) lived 4 million years ago.
    -no weapons/defenses so they were scavengers
    -had a full set of teeth, omnivorous diet (meat+plants)
  • Homo Habilis

    Homo Habilis lived 2 million years ago.
    -slightly bigger brain than Lucy's
    -began the invention of tools
  • Homo Erectus

    Homo Erectus lived 1.8 million years ago.
    -bigger brains
    -more sophisticated tools
    -discovery of fire
  • Neanderthals (Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis)

    Neanderthals lived less than 500,000 years ago.
    -bigger brains
    -started building tools with handles
    -better control over fire
    -had a sense of community; buried each other with tools & flowers on top
    -hunted together/in groups
  • Homo Sapiens Sapiens

    Modern Humans.
    -bigger brains
    -complex tools
    -solid control over fire
    -sonse of community
    symbols of communications, later leading to a written language