Early Humans In Africa

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Early Humans In Africa

  1. 1. Early Humans In Africa By: Emily Crockarell
  2. 2. Essential Question <ul><li>What do fossils teach us about the every day life and culture of some of the earliest humans ever to live in Africa? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why I Chose My Topic? <ul><li>I was very interested in knowing more about the earliest Africans everyday life. </li></ul><ul><li>I wanted to learn how they searched and got their food. </li></ul><ul><li>Also I wanted to know how they were as a whole. Were they tribes, or all separate individuals on a expedition to see the world? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lucy <ul><li>Lucy was a name that scientists gave a female skeleton from possibly the earliest species yet discovered. </li></ul><ul><li>Lucy was found in 1974 near Hadar Ethiopia. </li></ul><ul><li>When Lucy was found she was only about 3 ft 8 in tall. </li></ul><ul><li>Lucy was from a species called Australopithicus afarensis. </li></ul><ul><li>Her species lived approximately 4 to 2.7 million years ago along Northern Rift Valley. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Early Africans Everyday Life <ul><li>African’s first farmers probably lived in Algeria. </li></ul><ul><li>They lived by gathering wild plants and by scavenging meat that other, stronger animals had killed. </li></ul><ul><li>They started using stone tools about 1.9 million years ago. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What I already knew about this topic? <ul><li>The only thing that I knew about Africa was that a lot of information and history came from Lucy and also from many fossils. </li></ul><ul><li>I also knew that Lucy was a female skeleton . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Australopithicus Aferensis <ul><li>Australopithicus afarensis is a Hominid species which lived in North East Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s species lived approximately 4 to 2.7 million years ago. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interesting Information <ul><li>I couldn’t believe that when Lucy was found she was only about 3 ft 8 in tall. </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic information shows that until about 60,000 years ago Africa was the only place on Earth where modern people lived. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Question’s I Still Have <ul><li>How did early Africans relate with each other? </li></ul><ul><li>How did the Australopithicus Afarensis species die out? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>Works Cited </li></ul><ul><li>Where did I find my information? </li></ul><ul><li>1. http://www.wsu.edu:8001/vwsu/gened/learn-modules/top_longfor/timeline/afarensis/afarensis-a.html </li></ul><ul><li>10. </li></ul><ul><li>2. http://www.greatdreams.com/african-lucy.htm </li></ul><ul><li>3 . http:// www.historyforkids.org/learn/africa/history / </li></ul><ul><li>4. http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australopithecus_afarensis </li></ul><ul><li>5. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6934230.stm </li></ul><ul><li>6. </li></ul><ul><li>7. </li></ul><ul><li>8. </li></ul><ul><li>9. </li></ul><ul><li>10. </li></ul>

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