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T HE E VOLUTION OF M AN !
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.
W HAT IS AN ARTIFACT ?
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
S TONE A GE /P ALEOLITHIC A GE Use of tools Mastery of fire Development of language
H OMO HABILIS Hominid found again in Africa Considered man with ability 1 st evidence of using tools Life started to get easier
H OMO E RECTUS Migrated Hunted Advanced tools First to use fire Possible spoken language
H OMO S APIENS Modern Humans – wise man Neanderthals VS. Cro-Magnons Neanderthals – Not ancestors of modern humans Cro-Magnons – Direct ancestors of modern humans
Q UICK R ESPONSE - What skill – tool making, use of fire, or language gave hominids the most control over their environment? Why?