FIFTY

Emergent Humans

BIPEDAL WALKING

FREEING OF HANDS

TOOL-MAKING

GROWTH OF BRAIN

MEAT-EATING

(COOKED)

LANGUAGE

RITUAL

CULTURE

ART

SCIENCE

TECHNOLOGY

CONTROL OF FIRE

CONSCIOUS AWARENESS

HEATING/COOKING FOOD

SOCIAL AFFILIATION

AROUND

FIRE/HEARTH

pair-bonding

marriage

foundation of household

division of labor between genders

(UPRIGHT WALKING ON 2 LEGS)

AGRICULTURE

ADAPTING TO COLD CIMATES

PROTECTION FROM PREDATORS

MEAT-CUTTING

TOOLS

(2.6 MYA)

12,000 ya

(1.9 MYA - Homo habilis)

500 ya

(western empirical science)

(6-7 MYA)

HIGHER, MORE EFFICIENT CALORIC INGESTION

ANCESTRAL PRIMATES -

INFANT/CHILD

-SOCIALIZATION

-CHILD-REARING

-ATTACHMENT

(60 MYA)

TRADITION

*adapted from Dr. Richard Wrangham

Professor of Biological Anthropology

Harvard University

USE OF FIRE FOR COOKING - THE FOUNDATION OF HUMANITY*

SYMBOLISM

The Savannah Hypothesis of Human Evolution

(adapted from youtube source: see bibliography

language

complex social life

fire use and new tools

expanded diet

tool making

bipedalism

larger brains

hunting

The Savannah

The Savannah