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Fossils In Africa

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  • 1. Fossils In Africa By: Dennis Charamella
  • 2. Essential Question
    • how do fossils help us understand and learn more about the past.
  • 3. What are fossils?
    • Fossils are any remains, impression, or trace of a living thing of a former geologic age, as a skeleton, footprint, and many others.
  • 4. Some kinds of fossils found in Africa. Brachiosaurus , Ceratosaurus , Dicraeosaurus , Dysalotosaurus, Elaphrosaurus , Janenschia, Kentrosaurus , Pterodactylus* , Rhamphorhynchus* , Tendaguria , Tornieria Tanzania, Africa Abrictosaurus , Algoasaurus , Aliwalia , Anchisaurus , Aristosaurus , Blikanasaurus , Dromicosaurus, Eunotosaurus* , Euparkeria* , Fabrosaurus , Geranosaurus , Heterodontosaurus , Kangnasaurus , Lanasaurus, Lesothosaurus , Likhoelesaurus , Lycorhinus , Lystrosaurus *, Massospondylus , Megazostrodon *, Melanorosaurus , Mesosaurus *, Nqwebasaurus , Paranthodon, Plateosaurus , Sauropodopus, Tetrasauropus South Africa Bahariasaurus , Iguanodon , Mastodonsaurus*, Megistotherium*, Mosasaurus *, Nothosaurus* , Plesiosaurus* , Spinosaurus North Africa Afrovenator , Astrodon , Inosaurus, Jobaria , Nigerosaurus , Ouranosaurus , Rebbachisaurus, Suchomimus Niger Azendohsaurus , Carcharodontosaurus , Cetiosaurus , Rebbachisaurus , Spinosaurus * Morocco Bothriospondylus , Eustreptospondylus, Laplatasaurus, Lapparentosaurus, Majungasaurus, Majungatholus, Masiakasaurus , Rapetosaurus , Steneosaurus*, 230 million year old prosauropods Madagascar Aegyptosaurus , Bahariasaurus , Carcharodontosaurus , Dicraeosaurus , Erectopus, Majungasaurus, Paralititan , Spinosaurus Egypt
  • 5. Early humans-Handy Man
    • The first humans started in Africa 3million years ago.
    • The apes couldn’t stand up right but the early humans could.
    • Handy Man was one of the first hominids to use stone tools.
    • They were smart but they couldn’t make fire.
  • 6. Lucy
    • There was a fossils of a human found and it was 3million years old and they named her Lucy. (Her fossils are on the right)
    • Lucy was 4ft tall 50lbs.
    • She drowned.
    • Her people were not as smart as Handy Mans people.
  • 7. Upright Man
    • Many years after Handy Man, Upright Man came and he could make fire.
    • His tools where better.
    • They where as big as us.
    • 1million years ago upright man left Africa and started to populate the world.
  • 8. Neanderal
    • Named after the valley the first fossils were found in.
    • They were different from the others they were taller and smarter
  • 9. Crom-mognon
    • Crom-mognon was able to make things like traps and nets.
    • They learned to store food for the winter
  • 10. Resources
    • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/dinofossils/ocations/Africa.shtml http://www.topnews.in/treasure-trove-h-erectus-fossils-outside-africa-could-fill-gaps-human-evolution-22088
    • http://presentations.pppst.com/EarlyHumans.ppt#4
    • http://www.utexas.edu/courses/wilson/ant304/projects/projects97/weimanp/weimanp.html
    • http:// www.mediaclubsouthafrica.com/index.php?option = com_content&view = article&id =1139:african-fossils-220509&catid=47:africa_news&Itemid=116
    • http:// dictionary.reference.com /browse/fossils
    • http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Photography/Images/POD/p/prehistoric-skull-clark-690736-xl.jpg
    • http://www.ethiopianreview.com/album/albums/userpics/lucy_fossil.jpg

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