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Homonid Capabilities

Unit 1B

Ice Age The period from about 2.5 M.Y.A. until about 12,000 years ago 10,000 B.C.E. when glaciers covered huge areas of the earth
Migrate To move from one region to another in search of food, a better climate, etc.
Land Bridge Areas of land left exposed due to lower water levels in the oceans during the ice age. These made it possible for early hominids to migrate from continent to continent.
Pre-history Time period before invention of writing.
Biped An organism that has the ability to walk on two feet.
Paleoanthropologist Social scientist that studies the development and culture of the earliest hominids.
Hominid Prehistoric human
Capability An ability or skill.
Donald Johanson Paleoanthropologist who discovered "Lucy" an Australopithecus skeloten.
Eugene Dubois Archaeologist who discovered Homo Erectus fossils in Indonesia.
Homo Habilis "Handy Human" Early hominid group that lived in africa about 1.5 to 2 M.Y.A. and were the first hominids to make tools.
Lucy An Australopithecus skeloten found by Donald Johanson.
Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis "Wise Human from Neander Valley"(Neanderthal Man) Hominid group that lived from 200,000 to 28,000 years ago in Africa, Europe, and parts of Western Asia. Designed more that 60 types of tools and developed a sense of community.
Louis & Mary Leakey Archeologists who discovered Homo Habilis fossils in Africa.
Australopithecus Afarensis "Southern Ape" One of the earliest known type of hominid that lived in Africa about 3-4 M.Y.A.
Homo Erectus "Upright Human" Early hominid groub that lived on earth longer than any other hominid. First hominid to stand up straight, control fire, and move out of Africa to Asia and Europe.
Homo Sapiens Sapiens "Doubly Wise Man" Hominid group that migrated to every continent but Antarctica. Made more sophisticated tools and a variety of art.
Created by: firestar24