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1. Who was Lucy and what was so special about her? 2. Where were Australopithecus located? 3. What did the Australopithecus use for tools ?

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2 1. Who was Lucy and what was so special about her? 2. Where were Australopithecus located? 3. What did the Australopithecus use for tools ?

3 1. Lucy was the first evidence of our first ancestors. Lucy was the most completed Australopithecus skeleton found. She was named that because the archaeologists who discovered her were listening to the song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds when they found Lucy. 2. Australopithecus were located in the eastern part of Africa. 3. They didnt really have tools, but did use rocks and sticks as tools.

4 1. What does Homo Habilis mean? 2. Why were Homo Habilis given their name by scientists? 3. Name three things Homo Habilis ate.

5 1. Homo Habilis is Latin for handy man. 2. Scientists named Homo Habilis this because that group is believed to be the first group of Early Humans to make tools. 3. Homo Habilis ate roots, nuts, fruits, and raw meat.

6 1. Homo Erectus people had a nickname given to them for their straight backs and being the first group to not slouch. What was their nickname?! 2. What change in the body made Homo Erectus stand upright? 3. Did Homo Erectus have fire? If so, how did they get fire?

7 1. Upright Man is the nickname of Homo Erectus. 2. Homo Erectus' arms were shorter than hominids before him, which allowed him to stand up straight. 3. Homo Erectus was the first group of hominids to be able to create fire. They did so by using stones and sticks to make a spark.

8 1. How did Neanderthals use fire to hunt? 2. What advancements in fashion were made by the Neanderthals? 3. Describe the appearance of a typical Neanderthal.

9 1. The Neanderthals would make torches and scare the animal off a cliff. 2. Neanderthals didnt really have fashion, but they did make the first clothing that wasnt simply draped over the body. To make the clothing, they would puncture holes in the hide and tie the skins together, using animal sinew. 3. Neanderthals were short, stocky, and very muscular. They had a wide brow-ridge.

10 1. What were two things the Cro-Magnons had ceremonies for? 2. Did Cro-Magnons always live in caves? Why or why not? 3. Were the Cro-Magnons huts meant to be permanent or meant to be moved?

11 1. Possible answers: the coming into manhood, changing of seasons, after a good hunt, and when someone died. 2. No, only during the winter. They also had to be careful to make certain that no wild animals were inhabiting the caves. In the winter, the Cro- Magnons didnt move around as much. 3. They were meant to be permanent, even though they moved every summer.

12 1. What does the name Homo Sapien Sapiens mean and does it suit this group? 2. Name one advancement that made religion and art possible for this group. 3. Did Homo Sapien Sapiens have fire? If so, for what was it used?

13 1. Homo Sapien Sapiens means wise, wise man. It is a good name for this group because they were the first to make sophisticated tools, develop complex religion and art, and develop farming. 2. They didnt have to travel to hunt and gather because they developed farming, so they had more time for other things, such as developing art and religion. They also had larger brains set for more advanced thinking. 3. Yes, they had fire. They used it to cook, for warmth, for light, and for protection.

14 1. What is the most interesting thing you learned from this Early Humans project? 2. How did you like working with PowerPoint? When might you use PowerPoint again? Do you think Ms. McClure should use PowerPoint with students again? Why or why not?


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