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A powerpoint on early humans' apperances by Chloe.

A powerpoint on early humans' apperances by Chloe.



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  • By Chloe
  • Introduction
    • Each kind of hominid looked different from the next, the first man was more ape-like than all of the other hominids
    • Hominids have evolved to look less like apes throughout millions of years to look more like modern day humans
  • Australopithecus afarensis
    • Australopithecus afarensis looked
    • more like an ape than a human, with
    • lots of hair and ape-like facial features
    • They stood upright, but more hunchbacked than modern day humans
    • They also had opposable thumbs and sharp canine teeth meant for tearing raw meat that other animals had discarded
    • These early humans were small in size and light in weight, they were only around 4ft tall and from 50-80 pounds when they were adults
  • Homo habilis
    • These hominids were a bit larger than Australopithecus afarensis, but still small for hominids
    • Homo habilis had lots of hair still, but a little more like a modern human
    • They still looked like apes
    • They stood upright like Australopithecus afarensis, but still not fully straight
    • Had a larger cranium to hold their larger brain
  • Homo erectus
    • The Homo erectus is the first hominid to fully stand up straight
    • They have the ability to stand up straight because pelvis bones were a different shape
    • These hominids looked like apes still, but have even more human-like features
    • They are about the same size as modern day humans, maybe a tiny bit smaller
  • Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis
    • Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis were shorter than the Homo erectus, but much stronger
    • They had short, powerful legs and arms to conserve body heat
    • Their cranium and brain were larger and less round in shape then modern day humans
    • These early humans had large, strong, and thick bones
  • Homo sapiens Cro-Magnon
    • The Homo Sapiens Cro-Magnons were very tall, taller than the Neanderthalensis and modern day humans
    • These hominids had very little body hair compared to the other early humans
    • They had a little more than modern day humans
    • They had smaller craniums than the Neanderthal and modern day hominids
  • Homo sapiens sapiens
    • Homo sapiens sapiens are modern day humans which stand perfectly straight, and gave opposable thumbs
    • These humans don’t look ape-like and are the most sophisticated looking of all the hominids
    • They are around 5-6 feet tall and have average weight of 120-140 pounds for women, and 165-185 for men
  • Conclusion
    • Overall, early humans got more sophisticated and less ape-looking as they evolved throughout millions of years
    • When hominids evolved, they got taller, and got larger brains and craniums
  • Bibliography 1
    • Mr. Donn’s Ancient History
    • Wikipedia/Australopithecus afarensis
    • Wikipedia/human evolution
    • Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis
  • Bibliography 2
    • Homo sapiens Cro-Magnon
    • Homo sapiens sapiens
  • Picture Bibliography 1
    • Australopithecus afarensis skull by Durova @
    • Homo habilis reconstructions by Lillyundfreya @
    • Homo erectus by steveoc 86 @
  • Picture Bibliography 2
    • Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis skull by Chris Devers @
    • Homo sapiens Cro-Magnon by Georges Jansoone @
    • Homo sapiens sapiens by Violentz @
  • Picture Bibliography 3
    • Human and Apes Skeleton by TimVickers @
    • Conclusion pictures from Clipart
    • Introduction Picture by Chris Devers @