2 million years ago, two species of ape-man had evolved different strategies to survive the African environment. When the landscape changed, which would continue on the path to becoming human, and why?
- 2 million years ago, in Africa, many different species of ape-men coexisted.
- The paranthropus boisei were heavy set, with gorilla-like faces and gentle characters.
- The homo habilis were tough, active, gregarious and had brainpower.
- The homo habilis were opportunistic scavengers who were able to adapt to survive difficult conditions.
2 million years ago
The Africa of 2 million years ago is a crossroads in human evolution.
Many different species of ape-men exist alongside one another.
Each of them has exploited the environment in a different way and has developed their own survival strategy.
Two very different ape-men were the Paranthropus boisei.
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