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Ape to Man – The History Channel
1) In 1856, what did they discover in Neanderthal Germany that was almost thrown away?
2) How long ago did Neanderthal man live?
3) What did Neanderthal man eat?
4) How did the brain size of Neanderthal man compare to that of modern humans?
5) It is believed that Neanderthal man was an ancestor to modern man. What characteristics
did Neanderthal man have?
6) What year was Origin of Species published by Charles Darwin? Why did Darwin stay
away from the idea that Humans evolved from apes?
7) Sumatra, Dutch East Indies – Southeast Asia
a. In what year did Dubois search for the missing link in the jungle of Sumatra?
b. Two years later, Dubois goes to the Island of Java (still in Southeast Asia). There
he found a fossilized _________. Its brain cavity was ___________, so clearly it
was not a ____________ skull. It was _________ times older than Neanderthal
man. Dubois called it “__________________________________”.
8) What physical characteristics and brain size did Homo erectus have?
9) List three capabilities/technologies Homo erectus had in its time period (1.5 mya)
10) In Amsterdam, 1895, Dubois believes he has the missing link between ape and man. No
one believed him. Why not?
11) In the year 1912 (in London), “Piltdown” Man skull was revealed to the Royal
Geographical Society. Dawson thinks it is missing link, found in Britain!
a. How old was Piltdown Man assumed to be and what characteristics did it have?
b. What evidence, 25 years later proves that Piltdown Man was a hoax?
12) In 1924, fossils from Africa were sent to Raymond Dart to study. He received a brain and
skull of an unknown ape man – buried in a lump of solid rock. He chiselled out the skull
and found what looked to be a very young, southern ape of Africa. How old was this
fossil, what was the name given to the young ape and how tall would it have been?
13) How do they think “Taung” child died?
14) What happened when Raymond Dart published his paper about “Taung”?
15) In Tanzania, July of 1959, Lewis Leaky found a skull that was believed to be the first
tool-making ancestor, but was not. They named it “Zinge”. Zinge had a _____________
brain, massive ____________ and jaws and was more ape like.
16) What was the name given to the “first toolmaker” found by Leaky in 1960, which marked
the start of human stone technology?
17) In 1974, Don Johansson uncovered “Lucy”. Who was “Lucy”, how old was she, and
where was she found?
18) What type of habitat did Lucy live in and what did she eat? Could she walk upright?
19) What do they believe caused the extinction of the Neanderthal Man?
Name:____________
Ape to Man – The History Channel
1) In 1856, what did they discover in Neanderthal Germany that was almost thrown away?
2) How long ago did Neanderthal man live?
3) What did Neanderthal man eat?
4) How did the brain size of Neanderthal man compare to that of modern humans?
5) It is believed that Neanderthal man was an ancestor to modern man. What characteristics
did Neanderthal man have?
6) What year was Origin of Species published by Charles Darwin? Why did Darwin stay
away from the idea that Humans evolved from apes?
7) Sumatra, Dutch East Indies – Southeast Asia
a. In what year did Dubois search for the missing link in the jungle of Sumatra?
b. Two years later, Dubois goes to the Island of Java (still in Southeast Asia). There
he found a fossilized _________. Its brain cavity was ___________, so clearly it
was not a ____________ skull. It was _________ times older than Neanderthal
man. Dubois called it “__________________________________”.
8) What physical characteristics and brain size did Homo erectus have?
9) List three capabilities/technologies Homo erectus had in its time period (1.5 mya)
10) In Amsterdam, 1895, Dubois believes he has the missing link between ape and man. No
one believed him. Why not?
11) In the year 1912 (in London), “Piltdown” Man skull was revealed to the Royal
Geographical Society. Dawson thinks it is missing link, found in Britain!
a. How old was Piltdown Man assumed to be and what characteristics did it have?
b. What evidence, 25 years later proves that Piltdown Man was a hoax?
12) In 1924, fossils from Africa were sent to Raymond Dart to study. He received a brain and
skull of an unknown ape man – buried in a lump of solid rock. He chiselled out the skull
and found what looked to be a very young, southern ape of Africa. How old was this
fossil, what was the name given to the young ape and how tall would it have been?
13) How do they think “Taung” child died?
14) What happened when Raymond Dart published his paper about “Taung”?
15) In Tanzania, July of 1959, Lewis Leaky found a skull that was believed to be the first
tool-making ancestor, but was not. They named it “Zinge”. Zinge had a _____________
brain, massive ____________ and jaws and was more ape like.
16) What was the name given to the “first toolmaker” found by Leaky in 1960, which marked
the start of human stone technology?
17) In 1974, Don Johansson uncovered “Lucy”. Who was “Lucy”, how old was she, and
where was she found?
18) What type of habitat did Lucy live in and what did she eat? Could she walk upright?
19) What do they believe caused the extinction of the Neanderthal Man?

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