The Four Early Stages of Man

The four early stages of man.

The Homo Habilis were the earliest of the four early man. This man was found in Eastern Africa and Southern Asia. These guys dated from 1.75 million years ago to 800, 000 years ago. Being the earliest of the four me these guys did not have art or clothes. The shelter they had shelters of branches or maybe in caves. The food these guys ate were bird eggs, wild berries, and meat from wild animals. The tools that they had were a knife edge, scraper, and primitive hammers. Some physical characteristics these guys had were short and a flatter head. The Homo Habilis hunted by creeping up on the animal in groups then would pounce on it unsuspectingly.

The Homo Erectus were the second of the four early men. This man was found in Africa, Asia, and Europe. They dated back from 1.25 million years ago to 250, 000 years ago. Being the earliest they did no art and wore no clothes. There shelters were made out of branches and probably some lived in caves. Back then they ate wild animals and elephants. The tools they had were blades, wooden spears, fire, and flint blades. The Paleontologist who found Homo Erectus was named Dr. Dubois. Homo Erectus means upright man and the origin of the name is Latin. Some strategies for hunting were fire to scare animals and stabbed animals with sharp rocks. Some physical characteristics they had were sharply angled backs, one and a half meters tall average, and almost no chin.

The Neanderthal were the third of the four men. The name came from the place they were found and the origin of the name is German. The person’s name who found the Neanderthal was Dr. Beckershoff in 1856. Some physical characteristics they had were six centimetres taller than Homo Erectus, thick eyebrow ridges, animal hides for clothes, and very similar to us today. Some tools Neanderthal had were stone knives, harpoons, borers, spears. Those tools were made of chipped rock. They believed a bears skull was good luck. The Neanderthal hunted bear by throwing branches in its cave but they were on fire so it smoked out the bear then they hit with heavy rocks and spears. The Neanderthal were the first to burry the dead!

The Cro-Magnon were the fourth of the four early man. The Cro-Magnon overlapped with the Neanderthal. The Cro-Magnon were also named after the place they were found and the origin of the name is French. The person who found these guys was named Louis Laret. Some physical characteristics these guys had were two meters tall, high foreheads, and prominent chin. The Cro-Magnon started cave art and this is what it looked like it was bright coloured, multi coloured, and the brushes were made of animal hair. The tools they had were slim sharp edged blades, needles, fish hooks, chisels, and knives. Some advances they had were flutes and whistles, vocal system, lamps, sharper knives, spear sharpener, harpoons, and most importantly they started farming!

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