Hominid Development (Part 2)

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Modern humans developed over a period of millions of years.  Here is a summary of what we know based on fossil records.

Australopithecus:

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  • The remains of Australopithecus were mostly found in “East Africa”.
  • The Australopithecus  brain was roughly 35% of the size of the modern human brain.
  • The Australopithecus female stood between 1.2m and 1.4 m (3.9ft and 4.6ft), but males were 50% larger (taller, heavier) than females.

Homo Habilis:

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  • Homo Habilis remains were found in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.
  • Homo Habilis were the first to use stone tools.
  • They are believed to have been about 1.3 meters (4.2ft) tall, and weigh about 37 kilograms (81 pounds).

Homo Erectus:

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  • Homo erectus in Latin means “upright man”.
  • Homo erectus were the first to walk upright.
  • Early in the 20th century it was believed that the first modern humans lived in Asia. But during the 1950s and 1970s, many fossil finds from East Africa were discovered.

Neanderthal

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  • Neanderthal fossils are only found in Europe.
  • The size of the Neanderthal brain shows that Neanderthals were probably intelligent.
  • They made Divje Babe musical flute.

Cro-Magnon:

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  • The earliest known Cro-Magnon remains are between 35,000 and 45,000 years old, based on radiometric dating.
  • They were found in Italy and Britain.
  • Their brains were actually slightly larger than the average humans today.

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