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  1. 1. By Chloe
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Each kind of hominid looked different from the next, the first man was more ape-like than all of the other hominids </li></ul><ul><li>Hominids have evolved to look less like apes throughout millions of years to look more like modern day humans </li></ul>
  3. 3. Australopithecus afarensis <ul><li>Australopithecus afarensis looked </li></ul><ul><li>more like an ape than a human, with </li></ul><ul><li>lots of hair and ape-like facial features </li></ul><ul><li>They stood upright, but more hunchbacked than modern day humans </li></ul><ul><li>They also had opposable thumbs and sharp canine teeth meant for tearing raw meat that other animals had discarded </li></ul><ul><li>These early humans were small in size and light in weight, they were only around 4ft tall and from 50-80 pounds when they were adults </li></ul>
  4. 4. Homo habilis <ul><li>These hominids were a bit larger than Australopithecus afarensis, but still small for hominids </li></ul><ul><li>Homo habilis had lots of hair still, but a little more like a modern human </li></ul><ul><li>They still looked like apes </li></ul><ul><li>They stood upright like Australopithecus afarensis, but still not fully straight </li></ul><ul><li>Had a larger cranium to hold their larger brain </li></ul>
  5. 5. Homo erectus <ul><li>The Homo erectus is the first hominid to fully stand up straight </li></ul><ul><li>They have the ability to stand up straight because pelvis bones were a different shape </li></ul><ul><li>These hominids looked like apes still, but have even more human-like features </li></ul><ul><li>They are about the same size as modern day humans, maybe a tiny bit smaller </li></ul>
  6. 6. Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis <ul><li>Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis were shorter than the Homo erectus, but much stronger </li></ul><ul><li>They had short, powerful legs and arms to conserve body heat </li></ul><ul><li>Their cranium and brain were larger and less round in shape then modern day humans </li></ul><ul><li>These early humans had large, strong, and thick bones </li></ul>
  7. 7. Homo sapiens Cro-Magnon <ul><li>The Homo Sapiens Cro-Magnons were very tall, taller than the Neanderthalensis and modern day humans </li></ul><ul><li>These hominids had very little body hair compared to the other early humans </li></ul><ul><li>They had a little more than modern day humans </li></ul><ul><li>They had smaller craniums than the Neanderthal and modern day hominids </li></ul>
  8. 8. Homo sapiens sapiens <ul><li>Homo sapiens sapiens are modern day humans which stand perfectly straight, and gave opposable thumbs </li></ul><ul><li>These humans don’t look ape-like and are the most sophisticated looking of all the hominids </li></ul><ul><li>They are around 5-6 feet tall and have average weight of 120-140 pounds for women, and 165-185 for men </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Overall, early humans got more sophisticated and less ape-looking as they evolved throughout millions of years </li></ul><ul><li>When hominids evolved, they got taller, and got larger brains and craniums </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bibliography 1 <ul><li>Mr. Donn’s Ancient History </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia/Australopithecus afarensis </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia/human evolution </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bibliography 2 <ul><li>Homo sapiens Cro-Magnon </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Homo sapiens sapiens </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. Picture Bibliography 1 <ul><li>Australopithecus afarensis skull by Durova @ </li></ul><ul><li>Homo habilis reconstructions by Lillyundfreya @ </li></ul><ul><li>Homo erectus by steveoc 86 @ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Picture Bibliography 2 <ul><li>Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis skull by Chris Devers @ </li></ul><ul><li>Homo sapiens Cro-Magnon by Georges Jansoone @ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Homo sapiens sapiens by Violentz @ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Picture Bibliography 3 <ul><li>Human and Apes Skeleton by TimVickers @ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion pictures from Clipart </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction Picture by Chris Devers @ </li></ul>