Do you know how we are standing here in this Earth looking how we are and having the tools that we have? Well, lets just say this... we started of as apes and evolves as who we are today. The tools that they made helped them have a easier life. We started from something called Australopithecus afarensis. We evolved from having sticks and rocks as our tool to having electronics, cars, and other stuffs to make our life easier. This is how it happened.
They use sticks to help them get the ants out of their ant hole by sticking the stick into the hole.
Used sharp rocks to cut stuffs such as tough plants or meat.
They don’t make their own tools (used tools that is nature-made) probably because they were not smart enough.
Sticks and Rocks is used as a tool
Homo Habilis means Handy man. They were able to remember things, think ahead, and figure out how to make stuffs, which is all needed to make things as tools.
They do the things that Australopithecus afarensiswere able to do (use sticks and rocks that lie around on the ground) but they also made stuffs like houses out of sticks and rocks.
They are the first early person to switch one tool into another tool. This is the reason their name means handy man.
They made tools such as sharpened rocks to cut things such as meat or to sharpen things such as wood.
They didn’t have tools to make a fire yet but they used found fire.
Stick and Stone
They had more tools that are complex than Homo habilis.
They knew how to make fire by using simple tools such as stick against stick (Figure 1). This allowed Homo erectus to travel to colder areas such as Europe.
Some of the tools they have used is stone hand ax(an ax without the handle).
They also made other tools for butchering.
By making a blade using a bone or a rock to chip of a flint, they were allowed to cut and scrape things such as meat or tools that might be needed to be sharpened.
Wood scratching one to make fire.
Tool to make fire
Stone hand ax
Homo sapiens neanderthalensis
They used bones, chipped rocks, antlers a lot.As well as flints.
Simples tools such as knives, spear sharpeners, and borers(tools to make holes in wood and other objects.) are used to hunt food, make shelter, and provide protection against danger.
They made more complex tools than Homo erectus. They made tools like stone knife, harpoon, spears, ect.
They made their own shelter and other structures to keep them safe.
They used tools to make clothes.
They made a tool that changed their life: bows and arrows. Bows and arrows let them hunt dangerous animals without getting hurt because they are far away.
They also had varies of tools to hunt, fish, draw, paint, play music, and fight. For example for some of the tools are fishing rods.
Transportation that they had made is canoe and rafts.
They used tools to draw to draw cave painting. They used rock powder and animal fat to make paint. The brushes are made out of animal hair tied on to a small bone.
They had varities of tools; more tools than neanderathal. For example, they made needles, fish hook, knives, spear point, ect.
Bows and Arrows
Homo sapiens Cro-Magnons
They figured out farming so they made farming tools such as rakes, shovels, ect.
They had figured out technology. They made cell phones, computer, and other electronics that made Homo sapiensapien’slife easier.
They made more transportations such as cars and airplanes. This let the Homo sapiens sapiensto travel more easier.
They had the tools that we have today…. because they are us.
They had more complex tools to fight, build, draw, communicate, ect.
Rake, computer, and a cell phone
Homo sapiens sapiens
As you seen from the previous slides, you have experienced how tools have changed from simple sticks and rocks into harpoons and fishing rods. Tools have changed a lot from when people were apes. This happened because they have evolved, and as they evolved, their brain capacity has increased quite a lot like we have today.
Early Humanone of the Eyewitness books
Ancient World by Arnold Toutant and Susan Doyle
Other Places, Other Times
All of the pictures are made by myself by using shapes.