Human Migration

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In History
  • 200,000 BCE

    Australopithecus

    Australopithecus is a 'genus' of hominins. From paleontological and archaeological evidence, the genus Australopithecus apparently evolved in eastern Africa around 4 million years ago before spreading throughout the continent and eventually becoming extinct two million years ago. (Wikipedia)
  • 200,000 BCE

    Homo habillis

    Homo habilis is a proposed archaic species of Homo, which lived between roughly 2.1 and 1.5 million years ago, during the Gelasian and early Calabrian stages of the Pleistocene geological epoch (Wikipedia)
  • 200,000 BCE

    Homo erectus

    Homo erectus is a species of archaic humans that lived throughout most of the Pleistocene geological epoch. Its earliest fossil evidence dates to 1.8 million years ago (http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/news/origins.php?id=Facts-About-Homo-Erectus)
  • 200,000 BCE

    Homo sapiens

    Humans are the only extant members of the subtribe Hominina. Together with chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, they are part of the family Hominidae Neanderthals are an extinct species or subspecies of archaic humans in the genus Homo, who lived within Eurasia from circa 400,000 until 40,000 years ago (https://findinterestingfacts.com/100-amazing-and-interesting-facts-about-a-human-being/)
  • 200,000 BCE

    Out of Africa theory

    In paleoanthropology, the recent African origin of modern humans, also called the "Out of Africa" theory, recent single-origin hypothesis, replacement hypothesis, or recent African origin model, is the dominant model of the geographic origin and early migration of anatomically modern humans (Wikipedia)
  • 200,000 BCE

    Fire

    Fire
    Fire was first controlled by humans anywhere from about 230,000 years ago to 1.4 or 1.5 million years ago. Evidence for the use of fire by Homo erectus beginning some 400,000 years ago has wide scholarly support. (Wikipedia). When humans first learned how to control fire it was a important step in their culture because it allowed them to cook and preserve food longer.
  • 9,000 BCE

    Neolithic era

    Neolithic era
    The Neolithic Era starts in the Middle or Near East. It is a time when people move from the hunting and gathering stage and start settling down in one location. They discover that seeds can be planted so crops can grow. (http://www.softschools.com/timelines/neolithic_era_timeline/215/)