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Homo Erectus
By Kelly, Max, Meheak, and Adrian.
Table Of Contents
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Dates and Places
How They Looked
Daily Life
Clothing
Tools
Fire
Food
Ceremony, Cave Paintings, and Language
Did You Know?
Questions
Answers
Endnotes
Bibliography
Introduction
• Welcome to the world of Homo Erectus. Today we
will show you how the Homo Erectus lived. You will
take a journey into the past , and after you are done
watching the slides, you will know more about the
Homo Erectus! We hope you enjoy!
Dates and Places
• Around 2,000,000 - 400,000 years
ago, a new species existed , called
Homo Erectus.
• They first lived in Africa , and then
migrated to Asia and Europe.[1]
How They Looked
• Homo Erectus walked upright. They had thick skulls,
sloping foreheads, and large eyebrows.
• They also had a low frontal bone, flat faces with no
chin, and large teeth for grinding meat.
• They were from four feet , nine inches to six feet one
inch, and they weighed 88 to 150 pounds. [2]
Daily Life
• Homo Erectus never stayed in one place for
long.
• They usually lived in caves for shelter.
• They had to live near a water source because
they needed water.
• They migrated to Asia and Europe because of
the African savannas. [3]
Clothing
• They wore animal skins from large
mammals.
• Homo Erectus usually had a lot of hair.
• They had some on their back, but
mostly on their head.[4]
Tools
• Homo Erectus used stones and spears
they made from large sticks to kill
animals.
• They used bones from animals they ate
to beat their prey.
• They also used fire to scare the animals
off cliffs or into swamps.[5]
Fire
• Homo Erectus were the first hominids to make fire,
which was a great step forward in our history.[6]
• They made fire by taking two sticks and twisting
one stick against the other stick to make a spark.
• The spark then would catch fire on both sticks, and
they would have fire. Making fire was a tedious
process. [7]
Food
• They ate berries, usually blackberries.
They hunted and then ate large
mammals, such as bison, deer, elephants,
hippopotami, and rhinoceros.
• If they didn’t have fire for cooking their
meals by heating them over the fire, they
would eat the meat raw.[8]
Ceremonies, Cave Paintings, and Language
• Homo Erectus didn’t really have any ceremonies.
• They usually expressed their feelings by drawing cave
painting of birth, and weddings. They drew other
things too, such as hunting and death.
• Homo Erectus used hand gestures and grunted to
communicate.
• They were very smart and had a large brain.[9]
Did You Know
• Did you know that your ancestors may be a
Homo Erectus?
• Did you know that in Georgia a lower jaw of a
Homo Erectus has been found?
• Did you know that these hominids were the
first to walk upright and Homo Erectus means
“upright man?”
Questions
• When did Homo Erectus live?
• About how much did the average Homo
Erectus weigh?
• What did Homo Erectus use to hunt animals?
• What mammals did Homo Erectus usually
hunt?
• How did Homo Erectus make fire?
Answers
• When did Homo Erectus live?
• Homo Erectus lived around two million to four hundred thousand years
ago.
• About how much did the average Homo Erectus weigh?
• The average Homo Erectus weighed 88-150 lbs.
• What did Homo Erectus use to hunt animals?
• They used spears, stones, and fire to hunt animals for food.
• What mammals did Homo Erectus usually hunt?
• Homo Erectus usually hunted bison, deer, elephants, hippopotamus and
rhinoceros
• How did Homo Erectus make fire?
• They made fire by taking two sticks and twisting one stick against the
other to make a spark.
Conclusion
• We hope you enjoyed our slideshow, and we
wish you have learned more about Homo
Erectus! Life back then was very hard for the
Homo Erectus, so you should be happy that
we have all this technology to teach you
about Homo Erectus. Thank you for
watching!
 Have a nice day! 
Endnotes
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[1] Homo Erectus packet.
[2] www.Stanford .Edu\~harryg/protected/chp22.htm.
[3] California Vistas Ancient Civilizations, Macmillian/McGraw Hill, pp. 71-73.
[4] Homo Erectus packet.
[5] Ibid.
[6] California Vistas Ancient Civilizations, Macmillian/McGraw Hill, pp. 71-73.
[7] Homo Erectus packet.
[8]Ibid.
[9] Ibid.
Bibliography
California Visits Ancient Civilizations.
Macmillan/MacGraw Hill: New York, NY,
2007.
• Homo Erectus packet.
• www.Stanford.Edu\~harryg/protected/chp22.
htm.
• www.humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human
~fossils/species/homoerectus.
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