Homo-Habilis In mankind's evolutionary journey to the present, there were many starts and stops, most attempts didn't work out all that well, but with each try, we got a little better and we moved a little closer to whatever it is that we are to be. {The process is on-going}. We will begin with Homo-habilis because habilis is the one that we believe was the first of the "great Ape" type creatures to have evolved to the point where he could be called "Homo" (MAN). Homo- habilis is now extinct, but he inhabited parts of sub-Saharan Africa about 2 million to 1.5 million years ago. Homo-habilis is generally accepted as the earliest member of the genus Homo. He is following Australopithecus and preceding Homo-erectus. He was given the name Homo habilis, meaning 'handy man', because he made tools. We think that he was the first creature to make tools for specific purposes. Like if he needed a sharp edge to cut meat, he would strike two pieces of flint against each other, and the pieces that broke away would usually have a sharp edge, instant Knife.                 Homo- Erectus   Next we have Homo-erectus, he seems to have been restricted to the African tropics for the first several hundred thousand years of his existence, but eventually, By about 500,000 years ago, he began to gradually migrate into Asia and parts of Europe. Homo erectus or 'upright man', was the first creature to stand fully upright. He was probably also the first to use fire. We think that Homo erectus built campfires and may have made simple ovens with hot stones. Homo-erectus appears to have ranged widely over the Earth. Erectus fossils were first found at Trinil on the island of Java; other finds were near Peking in China, at Ternifine in Algeria, and at Olduvai Gorge and Koobi Fora in eastern Africa. In northwestern Africa at Salé, Sidi 'Abd ar-Rahman, and Rabat, all in Morocco. Specimens from Europe were discovered at Bilzingsleben and Mauer (both in Germany), and Petralona (Greece). There are other fossils, that seem to represent subspecies of Homo-sapiens (the next in line) dating from the late Middle or early Late Pleistocene, and these are found in Africa at Kabwe (Broken Hill), Elandsfontein - the Cave of Hearths, Lake Ndutu, Omo, and Bodo, and in Europe at Swanscombe, Steinheim, Biache, Ehringsdorf, La Chaise, and Vértesszollos. It is among these that the line of distinction between Homo-erectus and Homo-sapiens becomes dim, for it seems that these are the creatures that represent the gradual progression from Homo-erectus to Homo-sapien. It is not known exactly when Homo-erectus became extinct, but a site called Terra Amata, located on the French Riviera, and which lies on an ancient beach. Seems to have been occupied by Homo-erectus, it contains the earliest "least disputed" evidence of controlled fire, dated at around 300,000 years B.C. Note: It should be understood, that no Humanoid existed on the Earth "Exclusively". When a child is born, the parents do not automatically die. As Humanoids produced new species, either through evolution or crossbreeding. The original species remained, until they became extinct through further crossbreeding, or because of their inability to compete for food and/or mates; and perhaps even because of physical conflict. Note: Pleistocene: means the “Great Ice Age.” which began about 1,600,000 years ago and ended roughly 10,000 years ago.         Please note: This racist depiction of the evolution of man below, was never really believed to be true, even by the people who produced it. It has long been known that Man evolved in Africa, and was of course "Black or Brown Skinned" depending on location relative to the Equator. But as often happens when dealing with racial issues; social considerations, often act to obscure accurate and truthful science.           Homo-sapiens

  The Genus and species to which all modern human beings (Homo-sapien-sapien), belong and to which are attributable fossil remains of humans in Africa, from 400,000 years ago or more. (In Qesem Cave near Rosh Haayin, in central Israel, human teeth were found indicating the existence of modern man (Homo sapiens) in Israel as early as about 400,000 years ago; thus proving that modern man is much older than 400,000 years). Homo sapiens are distinguished from other animals and from earlier humanoid species by characteristics and habits such as bipedal stance and gait, brain capacity averaging about 82 cubic inches, high forehead, small teeth and jaw, defined chin, construction and use of tools, and the ability to make use of symbols such as used in language and writing. Some of these features were possessed by the immediate ancestor, Homo erectus; but in the aggregate they are characteristic only of Homo sapiens.