had big cultural influences that had an impact on art, technology and trade. They influenced every population they encountered across scandinavia and Europe and also the towns they founded in Iceland and Greenland. The Vikings religion which was centered on the Norse god Odin would make an impact on Russia and England and brought about the end to Celtic Christianity in England. The Vikings were also ahead of their time in Marine technology which enabled them to build extensive trade routes that eventually covered., all of modern Europe, Russia and the Middle
Fire was discovered, which provided cooking for earlier humans. With the ability to use fire for cooking and heating, it was successful in colder regions. Homo erectus was the first species in our line of evolution that had gone from tropical and subtropical to a temperate climatic zone. Fire was not used on a regular until Homo erectus began evolving into Homo heidelbergensis 780,000-400,000 years ago (Burton). Humans began to hunt large animals with wooden spears at least half a million years ago.
Who is Lucy? In 1972, a man, Donald Johanson, and his team, from the Hadar foundation in Ethiopia, discovered a fossilized skeleton of a biped creature, in which they named Lucy, from the song "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” (“What Was "Lucy"? 1) This animal unrolled humanity’s evolutionary theory of the transition from quadruped apes to biped humans. Although Johanson’s find was significant, his methodology had some sufficiently great flaws. It is a bad scientific practice to start research with a desired conclusion in mind; this will lead to bias towards fitting the evidence to the desired conclusion rather than examining and analyzing the available evidence objectively.
10 Things you didn’t know about the Pygmies Anthropologists will define a pygmy as anyone who belongs to an ethnic group with an average height 150 cm or less for adults. While most people associate Pygmies with just Central Africa, they are found all over the world, everywhere from Burma to Polynesia. Initially, scientists speculated that Pygmies were a different species altogether; they believed that pygmies were the missing link between modern man and apes. We on listverse have covered the story of Ota Benga, the Pygmy man who was exhibited at Bronx Zoo. However, there has been no evidence till date to back these claims though.
It’s believed to have been between forty to seventy feet long and evolved from the Cretolamna appendiculate. They were only alive for the short period of 16 million to 1.6 million years ago, in the Cenozoic period. They lived in warm waters and most likely preyed upon whales. Megalodon teeth were found in Africa, Australia, Europe, Japan, India, and the North and South Americas. Based on its characteristics, the Megalodon and the Great White sharks are related, but are not direct descendents.
We imagine them as huge, hairy, and walking on two legs, a perception developed throughout generations of sightings and crystallized in 1967 by Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin in their brief but historic film ( Higgins ). Bigfoot has many characteristics that make him stand out. First, there is evidence that authenticates Bigfoot existence. However, there are skeptics that has been corroborated to insure Bigfoot is a mythical creature. But, the media has a big role in proving bigfoot’s existence or mythological existence.
Building of the pyramids not only satisfied religious beliefs, but also benefited the economy. Pyramids were not only secluded to Egypt, but rather expanded far across the world in varying time periods. The basic form of the pyramids was discovered in Peru as mounds of earth compacted into a temple. Much later, many more were built in Central America by the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya ("Pyramids," 2001). All of the societies that built pyramids had some-sort of polytheistic beliefs, where building this structures brought them closer to their god.
Class: Amphibia Order: Anura Family: Ranidae Genus: Lithobates Species: Rana catesbeiana In my term paper I would like to talk about the American Bullfrog population in the Great Lakes region, its evolutionary history, its place in the phylogenetic tree, ancestors (Gerobatrachus Hottoni, proto frogs), and nearest relatives (salamanders and caecilians), how the species has spread around the world, how it interacts with its environment, what role it plays in the ecosystem, its role as an invasive species and the threats that it poses as such, and finally argue that the main concern about the species should be safe ways to keep populations under control without harming the species or ecosystems around it. I chose to research and write about the Great-Lakes-area American Bullfrog because I began volunteering with a frog call monitoring program at the Lincoln Park Conservancy, but here is a bit of my preliminary research that may interest you as well:
These fossils have evidence of the evolution of other animals. They believe that if animals today are a result of millions of years of evolution, then humans could also be a result of evolution. In 1987 there was a legal case in which the
Homo naledi is a new species discovered to be part of the human ancestral linage. The discovery was, made in South Africa at a place called the star cave. This writing will discuss the interesting traits of the Homo naledi and proceed to state why this discovery is as interesting to the anthropologist community. Homo Naledi comes forth as the largest fossil find ever made in the African continent with 1550 fossil elements. What is so interesting to the anthropologist community is, Homo naledi is a new species belonging to an extinct hominin.
These hominids were the first to make tools. With a larger brain, they were able to make better decisions when it came to searching for food. Around 1.5 million years ago, a new variation of the hominid emerged. They were named Homo erectus and were able to make more sophisticated tools. They were the first hominids to leave Africa and travel to parts of Europe and Asia.