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Evolution of Man

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Basic stages of Human Evolution.

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Evolution of Man

  1. 1. EVOLUTION OF MAN MAN A UNIQUE PRODUCT OF EVOLUTIONARY FORCES.
  2. 2. CLASSIFICATION PHYLUM :CHORDATA CLASS :MAMMALIA ORDER :PRIMATES SUB ORDER :ANTHROPOIDEA GENU :HOMO SPECIES :SAPIENS
  3. 3. MAN APPEARED ABOUT 3 MILLION YEARS AGO
  4. 4. ANCESTORS OF MAN
  5. 5. FOSSILS OF HUMAN EVOLUTION
  6. 6. PROPLIOPITHECUS • APE-LIKE PRIMATE. • SHORT ARMS. • LIVED IN OLIGOCENE PERIOD • ANCESTORS OF MODERN APES AND MAN.
  7. 7. AEGYPTOPITHECUS • FOSSIL APE. • SIMILAR TO PROPLIOPITH ECUS. • LIVED IN MIOCENE PERIOD.
  8. 8. DRYOPITHECUS • LIVED IN MIOCENE PERIOD. • DESCENDED FROM PROPLIOPITHECU S. • FORE LIMBS SHORTER THAN HIND LIMBS. • DISTANT ANCESTOR OF MAN.
  9. 9. RAMAPITHECUS • APE-MAN. • LIVED IN LATE MIOCENE AND EARLY PLIOCENE PERIOD. • FOSSIL CONTAINS ONLY JAWS AND DENTITION. • COLLECTED FROM INDIA AND AFRICA. • DIRECT ANCESTOR
  10. 10. AUSTRALOPITHECUS • APE-MAN. • CONNECTING LINK BETWEEN MAN AND APE. • AUSTRALOPITHE CUS AFRICANUS IS A COMMON FOSSIL.
  11. 11. HUMAN CHARACTERS OF AUSTRALOPITHECUS • ERECT POSTURE WITH 4 FT HEIGHT. • BIPEDAL LOCOMOTION. • BASIN-LIKE PELVIC GIRDLE. • DENTITION LIKE MAN. • HANDS USED FOR NON- LOCOMOTORY FUNCTIONS.
  12. 12. HOMO ERECTUS • FIRST TRUE MAN. • PRIMITIVE MAN. • CONNECTING LINK BETWEEN APE- MAN AND MODERN MAN. • ALSO CALLED JAVA MAN. • LIVED IN JAVA AND PEKING.
  13. 13. FEATURES OF HOMO ERECTUS • BIPEDAL LOCOMOTION. • TALLER THAN AUSTRALOPITHECUS. • FLATTENED SKULL. • CANNIBALISTIC. • THEY WERE HUNTERS AND GATHERERS. • LESS BODY HAIR AND BLACK.
  14. 14. HEIDELBERG MAN • PRIMITIVE MAN. • FOUND NEAR HEIDELBERG RIVER. • ANCESTOR TO NEANDERTHAL MAN. • HOMO HEIDELBERGENS
  15. 15. RHODESIAN MAN • PRIMITIVE MAN. • FOUND IN RHODESIA. • LIVED IN LATE PLIOCENE PERIOD. • RECEDING FOREHEAD. • HOMO
  16. 16. NEANDERTHAL MAN • ADVANCED PRIMITIVE MAN. • FOUND IN NEANDER VALLEY. • ORIGINATED 1,50,000 YEARS AGO. • EXTINCT 25,000 YEARS AGO. • HOMO NEANDERTHALENSI S.
  17. 17. FEATURES OF NEANDERTHAL MAN • SLIGHTLY SHORTER THAN MODERN MAN. • LOW FOREHEAD. • LARGE TEETH. • SKILLFUL USE OF TOOLS. • DEVELOPED SPEECH.
  18. 18. CRO-MAGNON MAN • EXTINCT MODERN MAN. • ORIGINATED 3 MILLION YEARS AGO. • EXTINCT 20,000 YEARS AGO. • LIVED IN OLD STONE AGE. • LIVED IN CAVES. • THEY WERE HUNTERS AND

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