In what time period did the first humans live? (Answer with a few words)
Early Humans: The First Humans
Early humans lived about 2.5 million years ago and were the earliest ancestors of modern humans. Early humans used simple stone tools and fire to hunt and cook food, and lived in hunter-gatherer societies. Early humans are believed to have been the first to migrate out of Africa and disperse around the world.
The First Humans: Early Humans
Homo Erectus: The earliest known species of human that existed between 1.9 million and 143,000 years ago. It is characterized by its upright stance and bipedal locomotion.
Homo Sapiens: The modern species of human that has existed for the past 200,000 years. It is the only surviving species of human.
Stone Tools: Tools made by Homo Erectus from stone, such as axes and spear points, that were used for hunting and gathering food. They are the earliest known tools used by humans.
What do you believe were the most important factors that allowed early humans to survive and thrive?
- Organizational skills
- Adaptability to their environment
- Cooperation and sharing
- Innovation and creativity
Did you know?
The first humans were not Homo sapiens, but Homo habilis, which lived about 2.4 million years ago. Early humans were still living in caves as recently as 10,000 years ago. The first humans used tools made from stones, bones, and sticks to hunt and gather food.
What evidence do scientists use to date fossils and artifacts?
What are the differences between archaeology and anthropology?
What factors contributed to the development of early humans and their ability to survive and adapt to different environments?
What do you think were the challenges that early humans faced?
What can we learn from the discovery of the hominid fossil 'Lucy'?