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Illustrated timeline of Early Humans

  • Australopithecus Afarensis (southern ape)

    Australopithecus Afarensis (southern ape)
    Lucy lived 3-4 million years ago in Afar triangle (Africa). She was 3ft tall,mix of ape and human, long arms large head, forehead/jaw stuck out of head. No tools have been found. Able to carry items in hands while walkins on two feet, walked on two feet, used hands for defense.
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    Illustratated Timeline of Early Humans

  • Homo Habilis (handy man)

    Homo Habilis (handy man)
    Lived 1.5-2 million years ago in Africa. Mix of ape/human, walked on two feet, taller than Lucy, brain 2x of Lucy's. Tools were rocks to chop, shape stones for cutting, animal bones as digging sticks. First to make tools, lived in groups, lifes were ,longer.
  • Homo Erectus (Upright Man)

    Homo Erectus (Upright Man)
    Lived 1.8-2 million years ago in Asia/Europe. Taller and thinner than Lucy, strong bones, round/smooth foreheads, brow ridge, thicker skull with jaw that sticks out. Tools were stone handaxes and fire. First to migrate out of Africa, good walkers/runners, used fire, ate more meat, built huts, used animal skins.
  • Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis (wise man)

    Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis (wise man)
    Lived 230,000-30,000 years ago in Neander Valley, Germany. Had brow ridges, thick bones, shorter salkier and dtronger than modern humans, had large brains. More than 60 types of tools rangeing from knives and scrapers to spear points. 1st to hunt as groups, frist to burry thier dead, lived with early modern humans for 10,000 years.
  • Homo Sapien Sapiens

    Homo Sapien Sapiens
    Lived 35,000-12,000 years b.c. all over the world. had high rounded skulls, large brains, and slender bones. Attached baldes to tools, engraveing/sculpting tools, needles for sewing, made stone/dirt houses, hooks, spears, adle adles (spear throwers), and bow and arrows. Was able to hunt from long distances, paint in caves, carved clay bone flint ivory, paint to express themselves, used art to teach, developed complex languege.