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Finding Shelter in the Paleolithic

2.8 million
years ago

  • The available evidence shows humanity’s early ancestor, Homo habilis, living in Ethiopia.

2.1 million
years ago

  • Archaic humans migrated out of Africa in successive waves, possibly reaching China.

300,000 BC

  • Homo sapiens, the modern human, first appears in the fossil record, in Africa, migrating to the rest of the world from there and interbreeding with archaic human species such as Homo neanderthalensis.

10,000 BC

  • By the end of the Paleolithic, Homo sapiens was the only surviving species of the genus Homo.

10,000 –
TK BC

  • For millions of years, archaic humans were nomadic hunter-gatherers who foraged edible plants and tracked and killed wild animals for food.

10,000 –
TK BC

  • They lived outdoors in small groups, sometimes taking shelter in caves.

10,000 –
TK BC

  • Over time our ancestors learned to make simple huts using stones, tree branches, and other materials found in nature—humanity’s first step toward the development of architecture.