Footprints thought to have been made by children and teenagers between 23 and 21 thousand years ago in lake shore muds at White Sands, New Mexico. (Credit Bennett et al. 2021)
Key ages of early H. sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans (image credit: Delson, 2019; Fig. 1)
“In 1933 labourers unearthed a very large skull during the construction of a bridge near Harbin, Northern China.”
The likely appearances of Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans when they first met between 50 and 40 thousand years ago. (Credit: Jason Ford, New York University)
Something changed over the course of human evolution that reduced the amount of water our body uses each day to stay healthy.
“The first makers of sophisticated stone tools must have been able to grip between fingers and thumb to manipulate the materials from which they were made”
Groups of hunter-gatherers in what is today Senegal continued to use Middle Stone Age technologies associated with our species’ earliest prehistory as late as 11 thousand years ago.
” A Neanderthal skeleton (dated at 50 ka) found in a cave at La Chappelle-aux-Saints appears to have been buried and made safe from scavengers and erosion. “
“In 1925 Wilfred Eitzman, a school teacher, investigated a cave in the Makapansgat Valley in Limpopo Province, South Africa that had been exposed by quarry workers.”
“In 2006 mining operations in NE Mongolia uncovered a human skull cap with prominent brow ridges.”