Oldest Humans Found – level 3

13-06-2017 15:00

People discovered the earliest human remains in the north-western African country of Morocco. They are around 300,000 years old, making them 100,000 years older than previous discoveries.

They are not necessarily the oldest homo sapiens waiting to be found, but they do show how slowly we have evolved. The ancient humans looked very similar to modern-day humans with only a few differences. Their brains were within the variety of living humans in terms of the size, but their brains was more elongated and some parts were not as developed.

These people may have lived in caves and hunted prey like gazelles using weapons made of flint.

Difficult words: homo sapiens (the scientific name for people), ancient (very old), flint (a hard grey rock).

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