This presentation is about how early man looked throughout the ages. From the hominid Australopithecus aferensis to the modern human Homo sapiens sapiens, each had there own special appearance which scientists classify into separate groups.
About 3.9 to 3.0 million years ago early man had an apelike face except for the human-like teeth
They walked but weren’t too adapted to running
The finger and toe bones were curved more then a regular humans but the hands are fairly similar.
The heights varied from about 107 centimetres and 152 cm.
Had a curved back
This is a skull of an early Australopthecus afrensis.
Homo habilis had disproportionally long arms and short legs
Smaller then modern humans, averagely was about 4 feet and 3 inches tall.
It still resembled an ape
They had a flatter face then modern humans
They had half the size of modern human brains
There back teeth were bigger then there front teeth
Homo habilis foot Homo habilis lower jaw Homo habilis skull
Was about 4-5 feet tall
Had fairly large teeth
The bone indication showed that they were quite heavily muscled
Their teeth started to look more like modern human’s and were generally large
The bones in the back of their head were heavy and thick
No chin and a large jaw
Homo erectus skull
Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis
They walked upright
Feet and body similar to early modern humans
They had a brain size similar to what we have
The bone structure shows that they were much stronger then modern humans
They looked quite similar to modern humans
The Neanderthals were about 5 feet and 5 inches tall
Females were slightly shorter then males
They had thick ribs
Picture of a Neanderthal skeleton
Homo sapiens Cro-Magnon
Almost identical to modern humans
They were quite muscular
Around 5 feet and 7 inches tall
Cro-Magnon had long, low skull and a wide face
Had a sharp, rising forehead
Eye sockets were square shaped
Wore jewelry such as necklaces and bracelets
Skull of a Cro-Magnon
Homo sapiens sapiens
Homo sapiens sapiens are modern day humans
Have large brains
Not as muscular as the Neanderthals
Around 5 feet 6 inches tall
Walk fully upright
Minimal hair on our bodies (replaced by clothing)
Skull of Homo sapiens sapiens
This is what scientists believe how the hominids looked based on the skeletons that they found. Early Man to modern man has developed a lot through the years.