Illustrated Timeline of Early Humans

By HBenton
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    Illustrated Timeline of Early Humans

  • Australopithecus Afarensis (Southern Ape)

    This hominid first appeared 3.8 million years ago. They lived around Afar Triangle Africa. They were 3 ft. tall with long arms and looked more like an ape then humans today. They had no tools, but they did walk on two feet. They used their hands for food and defense.
  • Homo Habilis (Handy Man)

    This second hominid appeared 1.5 to 2 million years ago. They lived around Africa. They had a larger brain and looked more like humans. They were 4ft. tall. They had tools, walked on two feet, and lived in groups. They also hunted for food using their tools.
  • Homo Erectus (Upright Man)

    These hominids lived 1.8 million years ago. They lived around Asis. They stood up straight and were taller and thinner. They had tools and where the first ones to use fire. They where also the first to leave Africa and they ate more meat.
  • Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis (Wise Man)

    These hominid first appeared 230,000 to 30,000 years ago. They lived in Neaner Valley,Germany, Europe, and Africa. They had thick bones and had a larger brain. They made 60 types of tools. They lived and traveled in groups. They were the first ones to bury their dead,have doctors,and lived w/early modern humans.
  • Homo Sapiens Sapiens (Doubly Wise Man)

    These early modern humans first appeared 35,000 to 12,000 years ago. They lived around Africa, but they migrated across the globe. They had large brains and used better tools and build shelters. They also had better clothes for survial.