• First skeleton remains of the common ancestor of Homo sapiens from about 400,000 years ago found in Africa• Oldest human remains from Omo Kibish, Ethiopia from about 195,000 YA• By 20,000 BC, humans were on every continent except Antarctica
Some of the oldesthuman artifactsincludes shellsthought to make anecklace and incisedochre with geometricpattern (BlombosCave, SouthAfrica, 75,000 YA)
What happened to the prehistoric artists?• End of ice age + Neolithic revolution around 12,000 YA• Development of agriculture: goats, sheep, pigs, cattle• Domesticated farming• Developing permanent settlements
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