Neanderthals lived from about 200,000 years ago until 28,000 years ago. They lived in Europe, as well as southwestern and central Asia, and are the closest extinct relative to modern humans.
The environment Neanderthals lived in was cold and dry, and they evolved physical characteristics to better thrive in those conditions. They had large noses, which helped warm and humidify the air, and had shorter, stockier bodies than modern humans. Neanderthals also had brains that were as large as or larger than those of modern humans. There is evidence that Neanderthals used tools, controlled fire, wore clothing, lived in shelters and buried their dead.Learn More
The Bantu migration refers to the geographic spreading over Africa, from 1000 A.D. to 1800 A.D., of the Bantu, a collection of people that spoke the Bantu language. The Bantu includes groups like the Baganda, Banyoro, Batoru of Uganda, Akamba, Kikuyu and many others. There are two versions as to how the Bantu migrated through the continent.Full Answer >
The Scientific American states that, Paleolithic, or Stone Age, people lived as hunter-gatherers. Their diets varied according to geography, season and availability of foods. Paleolithic people did not farm to produce food, plant crops or keep domesticated animals. Their food sources consisted of: hunting for animals, fishing, scavenging remains left by animals and gathering wild plants, nuts, berries and seeds. Paleolithic diets did not contain grains, legumes or dairy products.Full Answer >
The Paleolithic age started about 750,000 B.C. to 500,000 B.C. and ended around approximately 8,500 B.C. There is some disagreement among archaeologists concerning exactly when this era began and concluded. Some argue that it started as early 2.6 million years ago and only lasted until 10,000 B.C.Full Answer >
Cavemen survived by hunting and gathering. For this reason, they did not live exclusively in caves as their name suggests. Cavemen typically lived in shelters constructed of animal hides stretched across bones, wooden lean-tos or mounds made of dirt. Neanderthals, another species of cavemen, did live in caves almost exclusively, although the harsh climates of their environment forced them to use circulating mobility and radiating mobility to survive.Full Answer >