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H UMAN O RIGINS FOUND IN A FRICA ! What do you think the earliest humans looked like? Although teams of scientists study Pre-History (time period before written records existed) there are still a ton of ?????????????????????
A RCHEOLOGY : The study of past human life and culture by the examination of evidence such as graves, buildings, tools, and potter y.
C ULTURE : The UNIQUE way people live their lives
H OMINID D ISCOVERIES Hominids – creatures who walk upright. Mary Leaker – Tanzia, Africa (1970s)
F OOTPRINTS IN THE ASH What do these footprints tell us?…that at least 3,600,000 years ago, what I believe to be mans direct ancestor walked fully upright…Second, that the form of the foot was exactly the same as ours…the footprint produced some kind of time wrench… -Mary Leakey (1970s)
L UCY Donald Johnson – Ethiopia Full Skeleton – Lucy Walked upright Opposable thumbs