WORLD HISTORY: CHAPTER 1

RISE OF THE HUMANS by Savannah Sartuche (Betten)

Australopithecus

less ape- like than Australopithecus with increased cranical capacity, more human like hands and feet upper limbs, small lower limbs, body size and hind quarters similar to modern species with a medium stature, weighed approximately 77 pounds, smaller molar and premolar teeth, human-like feet and hands, could manipulate items precisely.

Homo Sapiens

Modern humans, more slightly built, high-rounded skull, reduced facial features, increased cognitive abilities, erect posture.

Homo Erectus

Anatomically different from Australopithecus hips and long femurs, Hands free to carry, large upper limbs, small lower limbs, body size and hind quarters similar to modern species with a medium stature, weighed approximately 77 pounds, smaller molar and premolar teeth, human- like feet and hands, could manipulate items precisely