Human evolution

Human evolution

The brain and skull underwent significant changes during human evolution.

History

Keywords

Neanderthal, Australopithecus, Homo sapiens, Homo habilis, upright man, Homo erectus, wise man, prehistoric man, hominoid, evolution, neurocranium, facial skeleton, human, chimpanzee, monkey, brain volume, development, history

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Homo erectus

The ‘upright man’ used tools and could set fire.

Paleolithic cave

The first dwellings in human history provide a lot of information about the lifestyle of our ancestors.

The spread of Homo sapiens on Earth

The 'wise man' originated in Africa and dispersed throughout most of the continents.

From the Stone Age to the Iron Age

This animation demonstrates the development of the ax throughout archeological periods.

Neolithic settlements

As a result of the revolutionary advances in the Neolithic, settling human communities established the first lasting settlements.

Niche

In ecology, a niche is a term describing the way of life of a species.

Noah’s ark

According to the Bible Noah was ordered by God to build a large vessel to save his family and the animals from the flood

The Cave of Altamira

The world-famous limestone cave with its amazing cave paintings is one of the most important archaeological sites of Palaeolithic art.

The skull and the spine

The two main parts of the central nervous system, the brain and the spinal cord are protected by the skull and the spinal column.

Timeline spiral

Place historical events on the time spiral.

Saber-toothed cat

Large, extinct species of cats named after the shape of their large canine teeth.

Wooly mammoth

Extinct proboscidea closely related to today's elephants, often hunted by prehistoric man.

Ötzi, the Iceman

The mummified body of a man who probably lived in the Chalcolithic period, was found in one of the glaciers of the Alps.

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