Man as Hunter
Man is the ultimate apex predator on land and sea. Hunting predates modern man by hundreds of thousands of years. Early human ancestors using simple stone tools were most likely only scavengers that feed on the left over of other predators kills. They were also preyed on by much bigger predators like the big cats, wolves, and maybe even large birds of prey. Over time what the early human ancestors lack in speed, strength, or natural weapons like teeth and claws they made up for in better stone tools and the use of fire.
As early human ancestors became more intelligent they developed complex language along with complex social interaction and culture. The stone tools and weapons became many different kinds each with a special purpose. They made hunting for large and small game more efficient and safer. Instead of just eating animals early human ancestors starting using every part of the animal for clothes and for their other needs. Later human used hunting in religion, rituals, and storytelling.Over 10,000 years ago all human were hunter gathers. That change after the last global ice age. Radical climate change help create farming and pastoral cultures that gradually displace hunter gathers on Earth in all but in a few isolated places. Farming and the domestication of animals created surpluses of food most of the time. That allow for even more complex societies that no longer need hunting as a form of survival. The more complex societies and cultures allowed for more people to share ideas. This led to inventing and discovering new and better way of doing everything. We now live in a culture with technology that is becoming more advance by the day. There have never been more humans on planet Earth. Most people have never lived in better health or longer. Human now have the power to force animals into extinction, change the planets climate, and use up every natural resource if we what. Or we can choose not to.