The sun is shining!
What is it like to be in the sky?
You could probably say that it is like being a teenager in the summer, with your mind full of exciting things and activities to do.
So why do we look at it this way?
Why do we have a fascination with it?
And why do so many of us miss it?
To find out, we have travelled to Australia to see the sun and get some perspective on its fascinating history.
The sun’s rise The dawn of civilisation In prehistoric times, humans were hunter-gatherers who lived in a region called Australasia.
They were descended from a group of ancient hunter-gathers who had settled around the coast of Australia some 700,000 years ago.
These were the first humans to use fire to burn down and harvest vegetation.
They developed a way of gathering wood that they used for building and for making tools.
These tools were called ‘tools of the earth’.
They were made from wood, stone and bone.
And these were the earliest tools ever made in the world.
We know the tools that were used by these early humans were primitive tools and they were made of wood, not stone or bone.
They had a range of shapes and sizes, from small flakes to enormous pieces of stone.
There were even ‘wood hammers’ which were used to hammer stone.
The earliest hominin tools were found at sites such as the sites of New Guinea, New Guinea Highlands and New Guinea coast.
These are sites that date back to approximately 20,000 to 20,500 years ago and show the earliest homo erectus and Australasian ape-like ancestor.
They are sites where early humans used tools, but not stone tools.
At these sites, there is a lot of evidence of pre-human life, which shows that our ancestors had a lot more of a chance of being successful in survival.
What we do not know is how they managed to do this, because we are not quite sure how our ancestors lived.
It is also not clear whether they were hunters or scavengers.
Some scholars think they were both, but others think they might have been hunters and scavengers, although it is difficult to be certain.
In this way, we are looking at a very different era of human history from what we know today.
The discovery of the Australasians Australasia is located between South Africa and Tasmania.
In the early 20th century, a few people made a discovery at the site of the Tasmanian coast.
They found a large fossilised hominid skull with the bones of a bipedal, upright ape.
The Australasiens Australasias skull was made up of approximately 30,000 teeth, and the jaw was made of a mixture of bone and wood.
It was around this time that we started to hear the word hominids.
In 1901, a scientist from the University of Adelaide published a paper that argued that this hominoid had walked upright on its hind legs, so it must have walked on two legs.
The skull was found in a cave near the Tasmanians town of Morang.
The fossils were sent to the Museum of Anthropology at the University, where they were studied by an Australian paleontologist, Dr Ian McNeil.
He studied the fossils for over 20 years and finally concluded that the Australias Australas species had a quadrupedal, bipedate, or ‘dancing’ posture.
In 1903, an Australian scientist named David Hockney found the Australis Australas fossils in a well preserved cave at the nearby village of Morrogin.
Hockneys work was so influential that in 1915, a team led by the paleontological archaeologist Dr John Wray, named after him, travelled to the site.
It became known as the ‘Hockney discovery’.
The discovery at Morrogen The Hockleys were a team of paleontologists from Western Australia who were trying to find the hominoids that had lived there.
They set out to explore the site where the Australasia Australas skull was discovered, Morrogon, located in the Tasman region of Tasmania.
The team found the fossils of a young male, aged between 5-10 years old, and a female about the same age.
They also found bones of another hominine, who had been found at Morropon.
These two hominines were found to be related.
These bones showed that the Hockley homininos had a very similar skeleton, as well as the presence of the other hominina found in the same site.
The Hocksons findings had significant consequences for the evolution of hominins.
In fact, they also had profound implications for how homininity had evolved.
What the Hocksones discovery has shown is that there was a significant increase in hominiform variation in Tasmania and the southern part of Australia.
This means that hominidae in Tasmania were evolving in a