2Australopithecus Questions 1. Who was Lucy and what was so special about her?2. Where were Australopithecus located?3. What did the Australopithecus use for tools ?
3Australopithecus Answers 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 didn’t really have tools, but did use rocks and sticks as tools.
4Homo Habilis Questions 1. What does Homo Habilis mean?2. Why were Homo Habilis given their name by scientists?3. Name three things Homo Habilis ate.
5Homo Habilis Answers 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.
6Homo Erectus Questions 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?
7Homo Erectus Answers 1. Upright Man is the nickname of Homo Erectus. 2. Homo Erectus' arms were shorter than hominidsbefore him, which allowed him to stand upstraight.3. Homo Erectus was the first group of hominids to be able tocreate fire. They did so by using stones and sticks to makea spark.
8Neanderthal Questions 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.
9Neanderthal Answers1. The Neanderthals would make torches and scare the animal off a cliff.2. Neanderthals didn’t really have fashion, but they did make the first clothing that wasn’t 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.
10Cro-Magnon Questions1. 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?
11Cro-Magnon Answers1. 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 didn’t move around as much.3. They were meant to be permanent, even though they moved every summer.
12Modern Humans Questions 1. What does the name Homo Sapien Sapiens mean and does it suit this group?2. Name one advancement that made religion andart possible for this group.3. Did Homo Sapien Sapiens have fire? If so, for what was it used?
13Modern Humans Answers1. Homo Sapien Sapiens means wise, wise man. It is agood name for this group because they were the firstto make sophisticated tools, develop complexreligion and art, and develop farming.2. They didn’t have to travel to hunt and gatherbecause they developed farming, so theyhad more time for other things, such as developingart and religion. They also had larger brains set for moreadvanced thinking.3. Yes, they had fire. They used it to cook, for warmth,for light, and for protection.
14Extra Questions 1. What is the most interesting thing you learned from this Early Humans project?2. How did you like working with PowerPoint? Whenmight you use PowerPoint again? Do you think Ms.McClure should use PowerPoint with studentsagain? Why or why not?