Life of Homo Erectus

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East Africa. It has to be at least 2.3 million years in the past. Its definatly a lot colder than in the future. The air feels really dry as if there was no moisture. Looking around I see the savanna luscious with vegetation. I spot a man or what looks like a man walking towards a group of trees holding what appears to be some sort of hammer or club. I slowly approach him and start to follow him and I discover a small village of sorts. This must be where the Homo erectus lives. The adults are roughly five to six feet tall but they have narrow hips. However they’re legs were denser. They’re heads have a less spherical and more elongated shape and suggest lower mental capacity. Their weight ranges from 88 to 150 pounds. I have noticed that they also have sweat glands meaning that they are able to cool themselves down in hot weather. They were hunter-gatherers or foragers. They lived in groups and worked together to survive. The males would typically go hunt while the females would gather vegetation like fruits and nuts and would process the meats that were gathered earlier. The females would also take great care in their week and young members. This would ensure optimal survival for their species... They would live in crudely made huts out of large tree branches. Each of the branches would be stuck into the ground and surrounded by rocks to prevent them from moving. Each of these huts were roughly tent shaped... I follow a couple of the males that are going hunting to see and experience it myself. Elephants deer wild boar rhinos salmon shellfish oysters turtles dandelions wild wheat almonds figs berries quail eggs Rocks or stones to make fire and sharpen wood for spears also to make tools they would get the best quality stones made axes and hammers used the sharper rocks to cut the…...

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