Evolution Of Human Culture Developed Based On Our Environment

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The earth is an ever evolving planet in the universe that has changed dramatically since the beginning of time. Physically people have seen, measured, and recorded changes in land mass and population growth in different parts of the world due to supply and demand of resources. Theories such as the “Pangea Theory” or the “Bering Strait” theory have given insight into how human culture developed based on our environment. Through the study of history, people can see the course of the human lineage as well. Human evolution started with the phylogeny Hominoidea, a superfamily that includes humans and all living apes. Out of Hominoidea, the earliest genus that exists today is the genus Homo which is comprised of Homo sapiens that includes modern humans, as well as several extinct species classified as ancestral to or closely related to modern humans. One the earliest known hominids, a species that comes from the genus homo, is Homo habilis. What makes Homo habilis special is that it was the first of the human species to have a notable increase in brain size and be found with stone tools. Through an observation of Homo habilis, we can see large similarities between humans within this common ancestors characteristics. Homo habilis was discovered by Louis and Mary Leaky and their other coworkers Johnathan Leaky, Philip Tobias, and British Scientist John Naiper, in 1960. They both believed that humanities roots in Africa had been taken for granted and that people weren’t
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