Early Human Life – scientists recreate ancient human habitats

Some 1.8 million years ago, early humans living in East Africa roamed a lush green landscape, complete with fresh water springs, dense woodland and open grasslands. Whilst the image conjures up an idyllic lifestyle, it was anything but. An abundance of animals competed for a patch of what is known as the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, one of the most important areas in the study of early human evolution. Amongst the throngs of creatures were a rather large proportion of carnivores- lions, leopards and hyenas amongst them – many of which had a particular craving for early humans.

All this meant that Homo Habilis, the species of ancient human living here 1.8 million years ago, lived in perpetual fear. Scientists have now recreated what this habitat may have looked like. Have a look at the image and read the full article here…