The spread of Homo sapiens on Earth
The 'wise man' originated in Africa and dispersed throughout most of the continents.
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The last glacial period
The origin of Homo sapiens
Asia and Australia
The ‘upright man’ used tools and could set fire.
The brain and skull underwent significant changes during human evolution.
The mummified body of a man who probably lived in the Chalcolithic period, was found in one of the glaciers of the Alps.
This animation demonstrates the development of the axe throughout archaeological periods.
The last Ice Age ended about 13 thousand years ago.
These special dolmens located in present-day Netherlands were built about 5,000 years ago.
Structures consisting of enormous stone blocks, dating back thousands of years, are monuments of megalithic cultures.
As a result of the revolutionary advances in the Neolithic, settling human communities established the first lasting settlements.
The first dwellings in human history provide a lot of information about the lifestyle of our ancestors.
The world-famous limestone cave with its amazing cave paintings is one of the most important archaeological sites of Palaeolithic art.
The migration of large human populations began in Ancient times.
These Palaeolithic statuettes probably symbolise fertility and prosperity.
Dry land on the surface of Earth is divided into continents which are separated by oceans.
Large, extinct species of cats named after the shape of their large canine teeth.
Extinct proboscidea closely related to today's elephants, often hunted by prehistoric man.