Top 5 prehistoric sea monsters! (Great illustrations/images, but the text is in Japanese)
Australopithecus (pronounced AW-struh/strey-loh-PITH-i-kuhs; from Latin australis "southern", Greek πίθηκος pithekos "ape") is an extinct genus of hominids. From the evidence gathered by scientists, it appears that the Australopithecus genus evolved in eastern Africa around 4 MYA before spreading throughout the continent & eventually becoming extinct 2 MYA. During this time period a number of australopith species emerged.
Jomon goddess figure, left side. (Japan's Jomon era: 14,000 BC to about 300 BC) (that website takes me back! The Japanese have a definite "look" on the web and elsewhere.)
Neanderthal Woman's Genome Reveals Unknown Human Lineage
View of Bahamas from space - tweeted by astronaut Soichi Noguchi - via http://twitter.com/Astro_Soichi
Paranthropus boisei. an early hominin that lived in East Africa between 2.3 and 1.2 million years ago, mainly ate tiger-nuts – edible bulbous tubers of the sedge Cyperus esculentus
Reconstruction of Neanderthal male found at Shanidar cave in northern Iraq, by Elisabeth Daynès:
Australopithecus anamensis (or Praeanthropus anamensis) is a stem-human species that lived approximately four million years ago. Nearly one hundred fossil specimens are known from Kenya and Ethiopia, representing over 20 individuals.