🙋. Who were our ancestors?
Our earliest ancester were apes that walked upright on two legs. Australopithecus,
meaning 'Southern ape', was one of the first apes to walk upright. It lived at least 3 million years ago,and was short and hairy. FACTS. AUSTRALOPITHECUS IS CALLED LUCY. HER BONES WERE FOUND IN 1974,WHEN A SONG
WITH THE NAME LUCY IN IT WAS ON THE RADIO. SHE WAS NAMED AFTER IT.
Australopithecus probably lived in small family groups.These bands of human ancestors wandered across the grassy plains of their homeland. they ate fruits,leaves,seeds and roots. They may have used stick to help dig for food, and may have eaten meat too. FACTS. COMPARED WITH A MODERN HUMAN AN ADULT AUSTRALOPITHECUS LIKE LUCY WAS VERY SHORT ABOUT 1.2 METER TALL.
Australopithecus lived in Africa. Bones of this upright ape have been found in several
countries ,including Tanzania ,Ethopia and south africa .Africa is where human species
probably began , a few million years .
🙋. Who were the very first humans ?
The first people we think of as humans appeared in Africa. About two million yeras ago , homo habilias (handy man) appeared . Then , more than one million years ago, Homo erectus (upright man ) appeared ,but they weren't modern humans.
FACTS. HOMO ERECTUS HAD FIRE. FIRE PROVIDED WARMTH, GAVE HEAT FOR COOKING AND OFFERED PROTECTION FROM PREDATORS.
Homo habilias was the first -tool user. This is why he is called 'handy man' .He made simple tools such as choppers,from pebbles. The tools made by Homo erectus were better. He shaped stones into hand axes, and he was the first to use fire.
FACTS. WAS HOMO ERECTUS A WANDERER?
YES. MORE THAN MILLION YEARS AGO, HOMO ERECTUS BEGAN TO MOVE OUT OF AFRICA TRAVELLING TO EUROPE AND ASIA.
Homo habilis and homo erectus ate meat and plants. Meat probably came from dead animals which they found . Plants gave them berries and leaves, They used stones tools to cut and scrape their food.