Essays Tagged: "Homo erectus"

How Man evolved

evolve and change into the way we are today?Human Evolution, the natural development of the species Homo Sapiens, or humanbeings. The initial man, called the Hominid was short, not intelligent, and ve ... nid was short, not intelligent, and very ape like.The next man lived in the stone age; his name was Homo Habilis. After Homo Habilis,Homo Erectus evolved. He was smarter, more efficient, and walked up ...

(5 pages) 150 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Human Ancestry

a good solid paper Try to use more specificsThe evolutionary relationships of Australopithecus and Homo are still argued today among top anthropologists. The direct human phylogeny is not certain, an ... t as distinct as some would hope. In example, the comparison between Australopithecus africanus and Homo erectus can be classified as one of degree, not kind. A. africanus, "the southern ape of Africa ...

(7 pages) 87 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Creation, Evolution and Intervention

ists believe that intervention most probably took place when the most intelligent life was only the Homo Erectuses, A less sophisticated mammal who could walk upright. There are three major pieces of ... Secondly the fact that the speed of gradual change caused by evolution greatly increased after the Homo Erectus. Interventionists believe that 'the process of evolution is too slow and gradual to acc ...

(6 pages) 223 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Evolution of Homo Erectus. Details physical and social evolution from Aegygptopithecus to the appearance of Homo Erectus. Improve: Mixed up "hominoid" and "hominid" a bit.

Evolution of Homo ErectusIn the thirty-four million years between the time of the Old World anthropoid Aegygptopi ... million years between the time of the Old World anthropoid Aegygptopithecus, and the appearance of Homo Erectus, our primate predecessors went through a world of change. The fossil, climatic, and arc ... his point five genera of hominids - Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, Parathropus, Kenyanthropus, and Homo - have been designated. At the root of the hominid family tree was Ardipithecus, discovered by ...

(7 pages) 192 0 3.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Out of Africa: A Plausible Explanation.

? Even Darwin had no easy answer for that one. Some scientists, including Carlton Coon believe that Homo erectus began in Africa, and then migrated to different locations in the world, where it evolve ... t Asia and Europe, then died out, and continued to evolve in Africa. Eventually, a new and improved Homo sapiens swept once more out of Africa, and this time to stay. There's plenty of anthropological ...

(4 pages) 82 0 2.9 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Debate Over Early Humans

ll raises questions about which species was the first to migrate from Africa. Before this find, the Homo erectus was known as the first hominid species to leave the continent of Africa, but this skull ... id species to leave the continent of Africa, but this skull is that of a species closely resembling Homo habilis. Homo habilis was much smaller than the H. erectus and most scientists thought it would ...

(7 pages) 79 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

To what extent has DNA technology helped our understanding of human colonisation and the spread of agriculture in Europe over the past 10 000 years? How is this supported by language evidence?

ed it will also have a bearing on the development of agriculture.The two main hypotheses agree that Homo erectus evolved in Africa and spread to the rest of the world around 1 - 2 million years ago; i ... iregional theory takes the view modern humans evolved from earlier hominids(such as Neanderthal and Homo erectus in different parts of the world. It is supported by physical evidence, such as the cont ...

(7 pages) 45 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Determining the Age of a Fossil

an provide important information. For example, according to most anthropologists, fossils show that Homo erectus -- a species that lived from about 1,800,000 to 300,000 years ago -- was an ancient anc ... es of modern humans are designed for walking upright. From this evidence, they have determined that Homo erectus also walked upright (internet article).Fossil plants and animals that do not have close ...

(11 pages) 101 1 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

The Evolution of Man. Simple outline and examples of evolution.

alopithecus africanus 3 to 2 million years agoAustralopithecus robustus 2.2 to 1.6 million years agoHomo habilis 2.2 to 1.6 million years agoHomo erectus 2.0 to 0.4 million years agoNeanderthal 200 to ... 2.0 to 0.4 million years agoNeanderthal 200 to 35 thousand years agoCro-magnon 35 thousand years agoHomo sapien 200 thousand years ago to presentPRIMATESThe modern man is spread all over the world. Ou ...

(7 pages) 122 1 3.9 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Human Evolution: Discuss the significance of the recent discovery of homo floresiensis for paleoanthropology.

Homo Floresiensis is a hominid species whose remains were discovered on the island of Flores in 2003 ... rmed by radiocarbon (C14) dating . This makes them the most recent non-modern hominid far outliving homo neanderthalensis, which is thought to have gone extinct 30,000 years ago . As a result H.Flores ... Examination of molar wearing identified most of the stegodons as juveniles which may indicate that Homo Floresiensis were selectively hunting the juvenile animal. This is a peculiar cultural phenomen ...

(5 pages) 79 0 3.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

Evolution of Man, From Homo Habilis to Homo Sapiens Sapiens

on. In the evolution of man, those characteristics that enable early hominid to develop into modern Homo Sapiens Sapiens were traits such as bipedalism, the ability to stand and walk in two legs, oppo ... ize which makes them more intelligent and able to learn new materials.In the evolution of man, from Homo-Habilis to modern day human beings, bipedalism was first found in Homo-Habilis, the forerunner ...

(2 pages) 40 2 4.7 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Debate on Single Origin Vs. Multi-regional Origin Theories

egional hypothesis which showed a model for the modern human origin through matched transition from Homo erectus to modern Homo sapiens with links among these populations through gene studies. Because ... riation between the contemporary human races is attributable to genetic inheritance from either the Homo sapiens subspecies, or even other hominid species, that were dispersed geographically throughou ...

(3 pages) 24 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Human origins

individual, Australopithecus afarensis or "Lucy" is believed to be the common ancestor of the true Homo and Australopithecus lines. A year later, in 1975, Johanson found the remains of thirteen indiv ... Johanson believed that Australopithecus afarensis was the root to both the australopithecine's and Homo lines. He concluded that afarensis evolved into three different directions. One was Australopit ...

(1 pages) 485 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Badarian Culture

n archaeological standings, the divisions are called upper and lower Nile. Before that, we all know Homo erectus was a fully mobile humanoid and was able to walk great distances from Africa. There is ... s a fully mobile humanoid and was able to walk great distances from Africa. There is now doubt that Homo erectus would not have stayed in the rich Nile floodplain for its food and water before making ...

(4 pages) 913 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History


to human lifestyle among the later years of human evolution, most likely around the lifetime of the Homo Erectus. Evolutionary changes, such as larger brains, the ability to manipulate small objects, ... for speech, allowed culture to develop. With a rise in cultural development, members of the genus 'Homo' saw it fit to pass on their culture to their offspring; therefore, allowing traditions and cul ...

(5 pages) 61 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Evolution: Misconception or Reality

ligent genus of hominins: the human. To emphasize their intelligence, these early humans were named Homo habilis or "skillful human." Homo habilis existed between 2.4 and 1.5 million years ago. Skelet ... back to 1.8 million to about 300,000 years ago. These fossils belonged to the second species called Homo erectus. H. erecturs was about the size of modern-day humans and was fully adapted to upright w ...

(6 pages) 40 0 3.8 Jul/2009

Subjects: Science Essays

Homo ErgasterA Description of the Life of a Ancestor to the Lineage Now Known as Homo Sapien.

A new lineage of the genus Homo emerged in Africa around 1.9 million years ago known as Homo ergaster. Homo ergaster, which is ... Homo ergaster. Homo ergaster, which is translated as workman, is thought to be an early version of Homo erectus. Homo ergaster is a species name used to indicate the fossils of Homo erectus, Homo hei ... ergaster is a species name used to indicate the fossils of Homo erectus, Homo heidelbergensis, and Homo sapiens that lived in Africa during the Lower Pliocene. An almost completely intact Homo ergast ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

Oldowan and Acheulian tool cultures

stone tool industries are believed to be the oldest and earliest tools that were used by the early Homo genus. The simplicity of these two stone tools shows that the early Homo genus was resourceful ... see some similarities as well, but both tool industries affected the behavioural adaptations of the Homo genus in terms of diet, habitation sites, ranging patterns and social behaviour. The use of the ...

(8 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Search for Humanity in Europe

that the distant ancestors of modern humans migrated out of Africa at least 1.8 mya in the form of Homo erectus. But that was in Dmanisi, Republic of Georgia, and while this could be termed Europe it ... are similar to the fossils found at Dmanisi and have been dated at 1.2 mya. These were also called Homo erectus.Our textbook goes on, on page 257 to describe fossils found at several of the Atapuerca ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology