About 3 million year ago, along with many
other animals the higher primates, including apes and early man,
between apes and man.
Human-like hominids stood upright. Apes
hands are made for climbing and clinging. Early man's hands were
made for not only using tools,
but making tools as well.
Remains of polished bones
have been found in South Africa, which may have been the tools of early
Early man probably
ate mostly plants, fruit, nuts and roots that they found. Any meat
they got was by scavenging after other animals.
of what we know about early man has been learned from a skeleton was found in
Africa in 1974. This skeleton was of a young female who was about
20 when she died. Lucy, as the skeleton has been named, was about 4
foot tall and probably weighed about 50 pounds when she died. Her
skeleton showed she walked upright and her brain was about the size of
an orange. There were no signs on her skeleton to show how she
died, so scientists are still puzzling over that and many other
questions. The archeologists who found Lucy has gone back to the
same area many times looking for further proof that early man lived in