Early Humans Essays

  • Early Humans and their Environment

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    Early Humans and their Environment Humans have been present on this Earth for nearly 3.5 million years when “Homo erectus” first evolved with an upright posture enabling the use of hands (Ponting). “Homo erectus” evolved into “Homo sapiens” one hundred thousand years ago and both lineages lived in small, mobile groups. For nearly two million years, their way of life was based around hunting and gathering food until ten to twelve thousand years ago when agriculture evolved. Early humans depended

  • Early Humans and the Environment

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    Early Humans and the Environment Approximately 3.5 million years ago our ancestors first learned to walk upright. They were “homo erectus”, and with this innovation of walking upright they began to appreciated some things that we take for granted today like having our hands free, and increased mobility. As humans progressed along their history they earned the distinction of “homo sapiens”. This title was conferred as the brain casing increased in size indicating the developmental process

  • Early Humans and the Environment

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    Early Humans and the Environment Early humans were quite different from modern humans. Modern humans have many technologies and advances that we take for granted. In my lifetime (1982 - present) I have seen the five and a half inch floppy yield to the dvd, cloning of sheep and other advances in the fields of math, science, and engineering. Humans and Pre-Humans have always been developing, either intentionally or unintentionally, technologies that were either necessary for the continuation of

  • The Relation of Early Humans to Their Environment

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    The Relation of Early Humans to Their Environment The relationship early humans had to the environment that surrounded them is one that is shrouded in debate. As Thomas Hobbes said, and as every subsequent anthropological writer has quoted, life for early man was supposedly "nasty, brutish and short". Were hunter/gatherers lives before the development of agriculture ruled by the Darwinian whims of the environment that surrounded them, or were they able to raise above the toil of everyday survival

  • The Relationship Between Early Humans and Their Environment

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    Relationship Between Early Humans and Their Environment In television shows and textbooks, early humans are often presented as being an isolated force within their environments - that is, that they evolved with relatively little influence from their environment. This view often stresses the advances of human beings and their exploitation of the environment as a function of their anatomical development, particularly brain capacity. However, it fails to address the fact that human beings were not as

  • Positive Feedback Loops in Early Human Development

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    Positive Feedback Loops in Early Human Development There is no doubt that technology facilitated human development throughout history. However, what has been left largely untouched among the authors of the texts for this course is why technology has had such a tremendous effect on the evolution of the human species and its relationship with its environment. This essay will attempt to show that the effects of technology were subject to a multiplier effect inherent in positive feedback loops.

  • Origins Of Early Hominins And Modern Humans

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    Origins of Early Hominins Humans know or understand the theory of evolution and how they evolved from apes, but there is always talk of a missing link between apes and modern humans. Apes did not just suddenly evolve into modern day humans. Apes evolved into another species that fall into the relation of modern humans. This is what the missing link is referring to; we call the species hominins. Hominins comprised of many species actually, including but not limited to, Australopithecus afarensis and

  • Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible

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    Gilgamesh and the Book of Genesis History tells us that since we have been able to write, our human race has had the habit of recording historical tales, or stories.  Most of the first stories were tales of heroic men, scouring their land in search of some noble prize.  These stories are known as epics, and they give us an excellent idea of the lifestyles and basic thought processes of early humans.  Along the lines of these epics are the accounts told in the Bible, especially those in the

  • The Pros and Cons of Group Mentality

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    a “band mentality” has been around since before humans have existed. In chimpanzees, our closest common ancestor, the group follows a dominant male, while interacting among the group based on who they like or dislike. Early humans were separated into small bands of hunters for both protection and aid in killing prey. The most experienced hunter led the attack, and it was important to have people who accepted his opinion and listened to him. Humans, in small groups of friends or family, still show

  • Stress, The Double-Edged Sword

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    adaptive response, your body's response to an emotionally disturbing, disquieting or threatening event (1). Often times, it is the tension caused when demands from work, family and oneself can't not be met. Not to say stress is a recent disorder among humans, in fact, all organisms experience it. Stress is a part of the 'fight or flight' response, usually the result of threatening or worrisome event. The body increases the heart rate, blood pressure and respiration rate, preparing in the event of actually

  • Cannibalism: From Dinosaurs to Modern Day Animal Participants

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    time scale, displayed cannibalistic tendencies (Lady Wild Life’s website). Ranging from animals in the present time- lions, pigs, ants, otters, apes, poultry, mantis, spiders, scorpions, mice, etc., to approximately 100,000 years ago with the early humans, Neanderthals, to the beginning of the Mesozoic Era with possibly the first dinosaur, Coelophysis (Bossel et al 2001, Defleur et al 1999).  The reasons for resorting to cannibalism vary according with their environment.  Some animals resort to

  • The Pathways of Pain

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    universal disorder, a serious and costly public health issue, and a challenge for family, friends, and health care providers who must give support to the individual suffering from the physical as well as the emotional consequences of pain (1). Early humans related pain to evil, magic, and demons. Relief of pain was the responsibility of sorcerers, shamans, priests, and priestesses, who used herbs, rites, and ceremonies as their treatments. The Greeks and Romans were the first to advance a theory

  • Early Human Migration: The Journey to America

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    Wales Island Man and Kennewick Man are all examples of people who have been found while migrating across America. These examples, however are not the only examples of people who have been found during excavations. There have also been situations where human remains have not been found but instead, remains of animals and tampering with the natural balance of the environment are visible. An example of this would be the Cross Creek, which shows the use of marine life for survival, something that is also

  • Clement of Alexandria

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    for dominance, blossomed early church theologians. These theologians conveyed a fresh set of ideals that forever transformed the beliefs in the church. Many of which fought for their specific beliefs and reinforced them with biblical foundations. Among these was the theologian Clement of Alexandra who represented that perfectly. His teachings changed the church for the better and brought light to the hidden darkness of heresy. Throughout his life, Clement influenced the early church and in turn effected

  • Liberalism And Freedom

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    the years. When considering this transformation, one may ask whether or not the ideas and goals of classical liberalism have been lost in the conversion into modern liberalism. In order to answer this, the areas of freedom, the role of government, human nature, and the function of law should be addressed. While this may not be a complete register of change in liberalism, research into these subjects can provide strong indications toward the nature of this transition. Objectively, the evidence suggests

  • Ancient Greek And Roman Empire

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    paths of creation, conquest, and destruction. Greek society began by the formation of the city-state. "The city-state, based on tribal allegiances, was generally the first political association during the early stages of civilization." ( Perry, 45) This was the first step in the progression toward early self-government. "Greek city-states generally moved through four stages: rule by a king (monarchy), rule by landowning aristocrats (oligarchy), rule by one man who seized power (tyranny), and rule by the

  • Human Genetic Engineering: Unnatural Selection

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    unnatural selection of humans to possibly environmental disasters will put humankind in peril. Society, along with humankind, will be in jeopardy since to genetic engineering has the potential of being disastrous. Background Genetic Engineering is the deliberate alteration of an organism's genetic information (Lee 1). The outcome scientists refer to as successful entitles the living thing’s ability to produce new substances or perform new functions (Lee 1). In the early 1970’s, direct manipulation

  • Early Christianity Religion

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    the Greek East and Latin West in his book ‘The Early Church.’ Further discussion about the birth of Christianity can be found in the movie ‘Constantine the Great’ that the History Channel shared. There are many aspects about Early Christianity that has helped shape Modern Day Christianity and practices. Early Christianity witnessed a divide in the Greek East and Latin West, witnessed Constantine’s conversion to Christianity,

  • Psychodynamic Theories

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    What is it to be human through the lens of psychodynamics? Most psychodynamic came in the idea from the development of a early life of childhood, which are in some part of the unconscious. Evolutionists have recognized that evolutionary psychoanalysis have a big gap between psychoanalytic theory and the extrospective biological and social sciences. As for their methods, they observed more closely in perspective’s contributions and it become very important in psychodynamic theory to the study

  • The Sidhe, the Tuatha de Danaan, and the Fairies in Yeats's Early Works

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    in love with a beautiful firebrand Irish patriot (who also had a taste for the occult) only served to further ignite the Celtic flames of imagination in Yeats. References to supernatural Celtic beings and the Irish spirit world abound in Yeats's early poetry. To make these passages seem less arcane, a look at the Tuatha de Danaan, the Sidhe, and the fairies is helpful. The Tuatha de Danaan literally means "people of the goddess Danu," Danu being a Celtic land or mother goddess, perhaps derived