The Stage of the Homo erectus
The Stage of the Homo erectus has been characterized as the stage which began around 1.8 Maya. The remnants found, which were located at Java, were said to be the first group of human beings who were able to walk in an upright manner. The brain of an upright man has developed in terms of its size, which said to have increased from about 960 ml to about 1250 ml. Aside from the change in the size of the brain, the size of the body also developed in such a way that the body already looks like a body of a modern man. However, the bone structure resembles features that are still primitive. Humans during this stage were the group of people who lived and tried to survive during the time when ice was prevalent all over their surroundings and at the same time experience a temperature that was really below the average and was not constant, which eventually developed to the cold regions that we have today.
The Stage of the Archaic Homo sapiens
Fossils of the humans that were found in Spain, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, which dates back to around 780,000 years, are said to have features, like the size of the brain, that resemble the features of a modern man. Levallois marks an achievement during this stage, which first appeared on the continent of Africa, as a technique that is used for marking. This technique makes it possible to produce in large volume, as in the concept of mass production. A Neanderthal man may be considered as part of the stage of the Archaic Homo sapiens due to the fact that the size of the brain already is as of the same size as a modern brain. With regard to the bones of a Neanderthal man, it looks heavier compared to a modern man as well as with an Archaic Homo sapiens. What makes these Neanderthals powerful is because even a Neanderthal child is powerfully built and are said to have been an inherited trait and may not be attributed to the work that these people do. However, these strong features have not been developed or are not seen on modern human beings. The group of Neanderthals was definitely able to adapt to the very challenging conditions that they encountered during their time, and aside from that, they were surely able to adapt to the climate.
The Stage of the Modern Homo sapiens
It has been about 300,000 years since the remnants of the modern Homo sapiens were found in Africa. These remnants are classified as modern since it no longer possesses the characteristics of the early groups of people. One would be able to see that the tools being used by the modern Homo sapiens are more innovative and in a way, more creative. Not only was this creativity evident on the tools they used, but also with the way that they were able to express themselves through art, in various forms, like carvings as well as paintings.
There was a skull found in England which was eventually considered a fraud. This skull was believed to be the link that everyone has been in search of due to the traits that it has. It possessed features that were considered to be a combination of a man and an ape. The size, as well as the shape of the cranium of a modern man, was distinctly like an ape’s. It may be taken into consideration that a link between a man and an ape will not become a reality, but what both creatures have is a common predecessor and that the evolution of man occurred in a fast-paced manner.