Introduction When humans first were created they were not like they are today. Humans originally evolved from apes. Apes as you may know are in the monkey family, and walk with a hunched back, and their body is covered in hair. Humans evolved from this eventually creating what we are today. There are many different stages or periods of people that were on this planet a long time ago. These humans had so many different qualities about them, and appearance is a major part of history about them. The six main groups that have been discovered are the Australopithecus afarensis, Homo habilis, Homo Erectus, Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis, Homo sapiens Cro-Magnon, and Homo sapiens sapiens. These groups have amazed us in many different ways, but I personally think that the way they dress, and their appearance is the most interesting to study. evolution of man Modern Human Skull Ape Like Skull
They knew how to dress daily, but the clothes were pretty basic
Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis Homo sapiens Neanderthanlensis skull Modern human skull vs. Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis skull Wore appropriate clothing for climates Homo sapiens NeanderthalensisSkull Modern Human Skull
Homo sapiens sapiens Modern Human Skull Modern Human Skeleton Homo sapiens sapiens clothing
Closing Byebye! Hominids as you can see are one of the most interesting topics! If you enjoy learning about the past and how we became who we are today then I suggest that you learn more about them. The early man was a fun and interesting topic to study because now I have a clear understanding of why I look this way, and how we evolved from apes. If you think about it, it is just truly amazing to realize that over a massive period of time we became more developed, and we learned more things. Just think what it will be like in a hundred years when they start digging us up to find out more of the history of humans! Anyways as you can see the six main hominid groups (Australopithecus afarensis, Homo habilis, Homo Erectus, Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis, Homo sapiens Cro-Magnon, and Homo sapiens sapiens) have wonderful features about their appearance, and clothing. Overall these wonderful groups of hominids are extrodinary to study! Hominid Model Hominids from all around the world
Clipart Australopithecus afarensis @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/26796550@N00/3384517818 Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis comparison @ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sapiens_neanderthal_comparison.jpg Lucy @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlos_lorenzo/2164321316/ Lucy @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/42311564@N00/3573294008/ Evolution of Man @ http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6ePWwidMRIJZBPXGW042SQ Human skull @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/perpetualplum/3935842631/ Ape Like Skull @ http://www.wasdarwinright.com/earlyman.htm Homo habilis @ http://www.teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/web/Prehistory%20Web%20Quest/homo_habilis.htm Hominid model @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/65819965@N00/460940880 Bibliography for Pictures
Homo habilis skull @ http://www.ideacenter.org/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/1146 Homo erectus and clothing @ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhodesian_Men.jpg Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis @ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Homo_sapiens_neanderthalensis.jpg Homo sapiens Cro-magnon @ http://www.elephant.se/cro-magnon.php?open=Man%20and%20elephants Homo sapiens Cro-Magnon skeleton @ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monaco.Mus%C3%A9e_d'Anthropologie002.jpg Modern Human Skull @ http://www.savalli.us/LSC294/Labs/15.HumanEvol.html Modern Human Skeleton @ http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2559398597 T-shirt @ http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gCD3nR0CV-BnKkdyVuysqQ Pants @ http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7jWnVp2ZaRixRJSivsY4Yw Bibliography for Pictures Cont.
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Australopithecus http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/homs/species.html#afarensis http://www.columbia.edu/itc/anthropology/v1007/2002projects/web/australopithecus/austro.html http://0-www.worldbookonline.com.catalogue.westvanlibrary.ca/student/article?id=ar260855&st=homo+habilis http://0-www.worldbookonline.com.catalogue.westvanlibrary.ca/student/article?id=ar038560&st=australopithecus+afarensis http://www.wasdarwinright.com/earlyman.htm http://www.elephant.se/cro-magnon.php?open=Man%20and%20elephants http://earlyhumans.mrdonn.org/cromagnon.html Textbook-Ancient World Textbook-Other Places, Other Times Bibliography for Information