Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Early Hominids

Learn about the 5 main types of hominids: Australopithecus Afarensis, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, Homo Neanderthalensis, and Homo Sapiens Sapiens. Explore the capabilities that helped each group survive.

John Ward

on 11 October 2016

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Early Hominids

A Biped
2 feet
walks on
What capabilities help hominids survive?
A look into the 5 types of hominids
1. Australopithecus Afarensis
2. Homo Habilis
3. Homo Erectus
4. Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis
5. Homo Sapiens Sapiens
3-4 million years ago...
What capabilities helped hominids survive?
1. Australopithecus Afarensis
...a hominid named Lucy
roamed the earth...
...she was scientifically known as Australopithecus Afarensis...
...her capability was being a BIPED...
3-4 million years ago
Australopithecus Afarensis
Benefits of Bipeds:
Gather more food
Protect children
1.5 - 2 million years ago...
Homo Habilis roamed the earth
he was also known as the "Handy Man"

1. Stone tools
2. Living in groups
The capabilities of Handy Man were:
1.5-2 million years ago
Homo Habilis
"Handy Man"
1.8 million - 200,000 B.C.E.
Homo Erectus
"Upright Man"
200,000 - 28,000 years ago
Homo Sapien Neanderthalensis
"Neanderthal Man"
150,000 years ago
Homo Sapiens Sapiens
"Doubly Wise Man"
1.8 million - 200,000 B.C.E.
Benefits of living in groups:
1. Collect food over larger areas of land
2. Protection against animal attacks
Benefits of stone tools:
Skin animals for more meat
Crush bones for marrow
also known as
Upright Man
strong bones
large brain =
travel farther distances & migrate out of Africa
create fire, make complex tools, build shelter
Strong bones helped
this group to stand
up taller and travel
farther distances.
This picture shows hominids cooking meat
over fire and using a mountainside for
shelter. They are also working together.
Homo Erectus were the first hominids to migrate out of Africa. They went to Asia and Europe.
2. Homo Habilis
3. Homo Erectus
4. Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis
5. Homo Sapiens Sapiens
200,000 - 28,000 years ago...
...lived Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis...
...also known as Neanderthal Man.
This group's capabilities were
larger brains
a sense of community.
Skilled toolmakers - over 60 types
Knives, scrapers, spear points
Hunt in an organized group
Burial sites and a sense of ritual
Help the injured when hunting
You can see the sense of community in the burial ritual.
Hunting in an organized group with spears.
Neanderthal Man
Homo Sapiens Sapiens
Nickname: Doubly Wise Man
Larger Brain
Create better tools
Needles for sewing animal skins together.

Could stay warmer in colder climates.
Hooks and spears to catch fish
Spear thrower
hunt from a distance
Tools for engraving and carving
spear thrower
spear head and hook
150,000 years ago - early modern humans
built more permanent shelter out of stone
Doubly Wise Man migrated from Africa to
Europe, Asia, Australia, North American, and South America
Homo Sapiens Sapiens created cave art
to express themselves. They were said to
have started the first complex


Full transcript