Essay about The Evolution Of Human Beings

1380 Words Jul 21st, 2016 null Page
The study of the evolution of human beings often presents many challenges. One of the main challenges is the limited evidence and the constant emergence of new forms of evidence. From time to time, scientists encounter the challenge of naming the fossils and putting them into their appropriate species. In this paper, I am going to discuss the Homo erectus, Homo Heidelbergensis, and Archaic Homo sapiens. The paper will make comparative analyses of the individual species and point out why I believe they deserve to be categorized as distinct species instead of a one species that has different characteristics due to geographical differences.
The Homo Heidelbergensis are approximated to have lived about 600,000 years ago. This simply means the Heidelberg Man and was derived from the German city where the fossil was first found. Unlike modern human beings, they lacked the pointed cheeks that we have. Instead, they had faces that were flat. They had low levels of technological advancement characterized by wooden spears, stone tools and hunted large mammals. One of the characteristics they share with the modern human beings is the appreciation of group life. However, they had a heavy reliance on groups than we do since they lacked our technology and needed to hunt. Additionally, these species are found to have been in both Africa and Europe. As a comparison, the fossil found shows that those that lived in Africa are much older than those in Europe. Those found in Spain for…

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