By Vincent Lamonica
Upright Man

Homo Erectus

Who, Where, When,

Upright Man lived 1.8 million years ago. He was discovered in the island of Java.

Upright man was discovered by a Dutchman named Eugene Dubois.

Sticks, Stones, and Bones

Physical description

Homo Erectus was taller and thinner then earlier hominids. He was five foot five feet tall and had a forehead that was round and smooth. Upright man had large ridges above his eyes. He also had a very thick scull and his jaw stuck out. The Upright man also had larger brains then hominids before.


The Upright Man was a tool maker. They used resources like stone to make more complex tools like axes. The Upright man also used fire that they invented to cook animal their animal meat. They also used tree branches to make small huts and homes. They used the animal skin to sleep on and keep warm on cold nights or times of day.


One of the upright mans capabilities to help their group survive was that they were the first Hominid to invent fire. The fire helped them to keep warm during cold days/nights, and to also be able to cook their food before they eat it. Because of this it has caused the Homo Erectus generation of hominids to survive for a long time. Upright man was also a very skilled tool maker, and was the first hominid to make an axe to chop down bigger things like trees.

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