Bronze statue of female Homo floresiensis

"Danger!"  Just 17,000 years ago, Homo floresiensis struggled for survival on a small Indonesian island. Bronze artist: John Gurche

Bronze statue of <i>Homo floresiensis<i> female.

"Danger!" This Homo floresiensis female covers her face with her hands as if fending off danger. Bronze artist:  John Gurche.

Bronze statue of male Paranthropus boisei.

 "Finding Food"  In East Africa, a male Paranthropus boisei tugs at root. Bronze artist:  John Gurche.

Bronze statue of male Paranthropus boisei.

"Finding Food"  In East Africa, a male Paranthropus boisei tugs at root. Bronze artist:  John Gurche.

Bronze sculpture of Homo heidelbergensis, side view

"Gather around the Fire"  This male Homo heidelbergensis lived in a social group that hunted animals and shared food with each other.

Bronze sculpture of Homo heidelbergensis, face view

"Gather around the Fire"  Homo heidelbergensis controlled fire and built shelters. Bronze artist: John Gurche.

Bronze sculpture of Homo erectus, face view

"Eating Meat"  The antelope will provide nutritious meat and marrow for this Homo erectus female and her social group.

Bronze statue of Homo neanderthalensis mother and child.

"Learning to Survive"  Like a modern human child, the curious two-year old Homo neanderthalensis learns as he watches.

Bronze statue of Homo neanderthalensis mother and child.

"Learning to Survive" With an awl, a female Neanderthal pokes holes in an animal hide while her child watches. Bronze artist: John Gurche.

Bronze sculpture of Homo erectus female, side view

"Eating Meat"  This female Homo erectus butchered animals using simple stone tools. Bronze artist:  John Gurche