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Homo erectus

Homo erectus

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Homo erectus

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  1. Homo erectus

  2. Stats • Avg. Height 5’5” - 5’9” which is similar to modern humans • Brain 800-1100 cc, 2/3 the size of ours • Larger jaw than us

  3. Shelter • Caves, because they had better tools to defend themselves and fire to keep predators away • Crude huts made of sticks and mud

  4. Date & Location • Africa, Asia & Eastern Europe • 1,600,000 -300,000 BCE

  5. Climate • Climate varied depending on location • Cooler in Europe & Asia, hot and dry in Africa

  6. Tools • Hand ax to chop, gut animals and smash things open • Flint rock to make fire • Knives made of stone to cut meat from the carcass

  7. Extras • Upright man • 1st true hunters • 1st to make fire • 1st to migrate out of Africa to follow big game

  8. Diet • Ate clams, shell fish, fruit, veggies, tubers, nuts & meat • Cooked meat to kill diseases & make meat softer