Human Evolution

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Human Evolution.

Australopithecus Africanus lived in Africa between 3.3 and 2.1 million years ago.It has been argued that the genus homo emerged from the Australopithecines.

The Nautral history of Australopithecines.Shows early human features in their jaws and teeth.

Leg bones show that they regularly walked upright.

Mainly vegetarian.

No evidence for the use of tools or fire.

Social organisation (troops), growth patterns and lifestyle have more in commom with apes than humans.

Homo Habilis "handy man" as it was the first to be discovered with tools.

Homo Habilis lived in Africa around 2.4 to 1.4 million years ago.

linked to deposits of stone tools.

Unclear whether homo habilis was a scavenger or a hunter.

Homo Erectus lived 1.9 million to 700,000 years ago.

Fossils found in Africa and Asia.

They're the longest living human species (so far)

Probably the first homo species to have spread beyond Africa.

Considerable variation in the fossil record.

Use stone tools…


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