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The ‘upright man’ used tools and could set fire.
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This animation demonstrates the development of the axe throughout archaeological periods.
The brain and skull underwent significant changes during human evolution.
The 'wise man' originated in Africa and dispersed throughout most of the continents.
The first dwellings in human history provide a lot of information about the lifestyle of our ancestors.
The last Ice Age ended about 13 thousand years ago.
As a result of the revolutionary advances in the Neolithic, settling human communities established the first lasting settlements.
Large, extinct species of cats named after the shape of their large canine teeth.
The two main parts of the central nervous system, the brain and the spinal cord are protected by the skull and the spinal column.
A transitional form between fish and tetrapods, or four-limbed vertebrates.
Extinct proboscidea closely related to today's elephants, often hunted by prehistoric man.
This animation introduces the most important organ systems of the human body.
Our body´s internal support structure to which skeletal muscles are attached.
An extinct group of Cephalopoda, with solid external skeletons. They are excellent index fossils.
Long-necked herbivorous dinosaur with a robust body.
The archaeopteryx shows characteristics of both birds and reptiles. It is probably the ancestor of birds.
This animation presents some animals and plants that lived between the Devonian and Permian periods (358–299 million years ago).
Deinonychus antirrhopus, the 'terrible claw', was a carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaur.
A prehistoric amphibian and an early representative of the Tetrapods, which became extinct 360 million years ago.
The mummified body of a man who probably lived in the Chalcolithic period, was found in one of the glaciers of the Alps.
A prehistoric flying reptile, similar to birds. However, there is no direct evolutionary link between the two.
A type of prehistoric reptile having bony plates on its back, which aided thermoregulation.
Large carnivores, perhaps the best known of dinosaurs.
A type of herbivorous dinosaur easily recognisable by its large frill and three horns which lived in the Cretaceous period.
The ancestors of Arachnida and Crustacea belonged to the class Trilobita.