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Safari Ltd Safariology Evolution of Man Historical Toy Figurines Including Australopithecus Afarensis, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, Neanderthal, and Cro-Magnon

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  • EXPLORE EVOLUTION With this Evolution of Man figurine set, you can explore the five distinct stages of prehistoric human evolution. Chart the rise of one of our earliest ancestors, Australopithecus Afarensis, which lived 4-3 million years ago, to the emergence of Cro-Magnons, the first early modern humans who lived 50,000 years ago.
  • PART OF THE SAFARIOLOGY COLLECTION The Safariology Collection allows children to explore miraculous and awe-inspiring transformations in close detail. Part of Safari Ltds commitment to toys that teach, the Evolution of Man includes tons of educational information on the back of its packaging in five languages.
  • MADE WITH INDUSTRY-LEADING STANDARDS Like all Safari Ltd products, each figurine in the Evolution of Man set has been individually hand painted and features quality construction from safe, phthalate, and lead-free materials. Our professional sculptors have focused on everything from facial details to stature to ensure historical authenticity.
  • REALISTIC APPEARANCE FOR MULTIPLE USES Realistic, educational, and fun, these figurines are suitable for a range of interests, including collectors, enthusiasts, teachers, and kids. Admire them on a shelf, use them in the classroom, or simply enjoy playing with them.
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS - Complete package measures 9L x 7.8W x 0.5H. Figurines measure around 2H. For children ages 4 and up.

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Customer Reviews

Bravo for making figures that no one else does. Boo for making the product so underwhelming.My 9-year-old loves history, evolution, and the mysteries of the past. He was very excited to receive this toob for a birthday present. He plays with these guys all the time. I only wish someone would make a quality product featuring this subject. So cheaply made, yet so expensive to purchase. 3NeandertalMuy detallados, pens que eran mas peque os , otra escala, 5My five year old liked holding each one as its video came upThe kids were fascinated with this series immediately. Our one complaint is that something broke off 3 of them within 24 hours - they're not for rough play, and they really wanted to interact with them. I showed all 3 kids some youtube video clips about each hominid, and how they might have lived. My five year old liked holding each one as its video came up. It is REALLY nice to see a kids' toy about human evolution. It's a rare treat! 4FineIt's not always easy finding prehistoric humans that are in a scale that fits with other pieces. These do. Only know on this set (and I have two of them) is one of the men has trouble with balance and tends to fall. 4Outdated depictions, descriptions, but better than nothingI'm glad that these exist, since educational materials for teaching evolutionary concepts to younger children are hard to find in our sometimes anti-science culture.But because of the modeling choices, this was a disappointing purchase.First, scale: Not only are the figures very small, they are scaled up or down to the identical size, so that placed side-by-side it's impossible to tell which species of hominid was smaller or bigger. That is, Australopithecus afarensis (with an average height of 4'11" for males, 3'5" for females) is the same size as Homo sapiens sapiens (average height 5'9").Second, the artistic biases: Our most famous specimen of A. afarensis is "Lucy," a 40% complete female fossilized skeleton, but here A. afarensis is either androgynous or male. (And yes, there is some academic controversy over Lucy's sex, but mainstream anthropologists accept her as female.) Having even one token distinctly female model would have gone a long way in making this educational material fit with the anti-bias curriculum we are expected to use as early childhood educators. Additionally, why is the H. sapiens sapiens figure white, when we have every reason to believe that early modern humans, migrating out of Africa, were more likely to have had dark complexions? This isn't just a matter of anti-bias curriculum, but of scientific accuracy. Genetic analysis has confirmed that dark skin pigmentation is basal to our species, evolving 1.2 million years ago (at the same time that body), while white skin is a much more recent phenomenon. Granted, the card does say that this particular H. sapiens sapiens is a Cro-Magnon, but that only begs the question, why choose a European early modern human over an African one? (It's not like African H. sapiens sapiens just stopped evolving when some of its members left Africa!) The choice of which species/culture to represent and which to exclude has real-world consequences for the children who learn from these figures. If children order the figures in a sequence from earliest to most recent, and notice that the skin color gets lighter in the ordering, what conclusions do they draw? The wrong ones!Third, the modeling quality in general: There is no polite way to say it, but these are ugly figures. The look is closer to outdated depictions (think 50s through 80s/90s) portraying early humans as less human or inhuman primitive, ugly, brutes than contemporary interpretations that are more neutral/objective and scientifically accurate. And some of the proportions just look off to me, like the artist was uncertain about their interpretation and so hedged their bets. H. sapiens sapiens' arms are too long, its head and hands too big, its limbs and torso not as distinctly gracile as they should be. A. afarensis' ribcage should be more cone-shaped, its forearms heavier, its shoulders more ape-like; the species exhibited strong sexual dimorphism but it's hard to tell whether this is even male or female (I am guessing male, but who knows). H. neanderthalensis (aka H. sapiens neanderthalensis) is correctly stocky but the face seems too long to me. H. erectus' skull should be flatter. And so on.Fourth, the arbitrary tools: Why give A. afarensis a stone tool when anthropologists have not (yet) found any? (There is a study suggesting that they did use stone tools, but it's circumstantial, and anyway it post-dates the manufacturing date of these figures.) Why give H. sapiens sapiens boots but not H. neanderthalensis? I can appreciate that H. neanderthalensis gets a pointed stick because they produced tools with soft hammer percussion and thus probably made use of wood; but no wood tools have been found (since they rot quickly) whereas use-specific tools made of bone, antler, and stone have been. Including the one but not the other again shows a certain implicit bias, as if the modelling is hewing to old ideas about evolution being progressive. H. sapiens sapiens used wood tools, too, but this one gets a spear with a sophisticated stone point.Finally, the species descriptions on the back of the card could use some updating. The information is outdated by at least a decade as of this review (in 2016). For example, I've been referring to the H. sapiens sapiens figure as such, but on the card it is called "Cro-Magnon." "Cro-Magnon" is a not a formal species, it's a cultural designation. 2An evolution in toysThis is a super cool kit for anthropologists young or old. For kids, these are a great way to start the discussion about the evolution of hominids. each figure is unique and has distinguishing details. They aren't just the same figure painted different ways or anything like that. My only complaint is that Homo Sapien is clearly a Proto-European. An African might have been more accurate. If you are getting them for little kids, they do have some pieces that a little one might want to chew on. So far, mine have held up fine. 5The conversation is started but boy is the narrative concerningOk. This is interesting because the idea behind it is great. However, the racism that is insinuated is concerning. I think this product could better represent evolution by allowing the full body hair to be removed but maintaining the skin color. Due to the current pigmentation it suggests that white man is the most evolved. Which is not true. This negates clinal variation. 1These are a nice size and qualityMy son is obsessed with cavemen and this is the only set I could find. They are great! He can play with them with his prehistoric mammals and dinosaurs. He loves them!!!! 5they are useful tools for teaching about human originsThe quality on these was disappointing. The paiting is poorly done, the faces look ridiculous. But, if you don't care too much about accuracy, they are useful tools for teaching about human origins. 3Sand tray approvedGreat for Sand Tray. Durable and flexible. I don;'t need to comment on possible meaning. However, I would suggest adding theAccoutrements Evolving Darwin Play Set to fill out the progression better. The tallest, is 3 inches tall 5
Safari Ltd Safariology Evolution of Man Historical Toy Figurines Including Australopithecus Afarensis, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, Neanderthal, and Cro-Magnon

Safari Ltd Safariology Evolution of Man Historical Toy Figurines Including Australopithecus Afarensis, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, Neanderthal, and Cro-Magnon

4.0
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Regular price
SG$ 67.00
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Regular price
SG$ 110.00
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Save 39% (SG$ 43.00)