The third stage of human evolution is the Homo erectus. The name means "upright man". They used tools like Homo habilis, but each tool was only used for one thing. This species was suspected to live in Africa and migrate to parts of Europe and Asia. They were suspected to have lived 1.5 million to 250,000 years ago. Their intelligence was higher than the previous Homo habilis. They probably were as big, tall, and as heavy as a modern human. These people were also the first to use fire.
Again they got their food by scavenging and hunting, but this time they cooked their meat. They ate berries, birds and their eggs, leaves, roots, and insects. The had some more hunting tools then the previous Homo habilis. They had the ax and fire torch. They hunted and ate by ganging up on the prey and killing them by force. They would pounce on their prey when hunting alone. If they were alone it was more likely that you would not find food.
The Homo erectus were able to use new skills of communication. They combined simple words to make a simple dialog. They were also able to problem solve and plan ahead more easily. Therefore, they eventually evolved into the next stage of evolution - the Neanderthal.