The Family Human-part 3

THE FAMILY HUMAN - part 3Neanderthal PeopleThe excitement began when bones were first discovered in the Neander Valley in Germany in 1856. It was Homo neanderthalensis, a cousin that evolved in Eurasia about 450,000 years ago.Neanderthal People had been widespread in Europe and Asia, and living strong and long before our species arose in the [...]

The Family Human-Part 2

  THE FAMILY HUMAN - Part 2 Homo habilis   The "Handy Man," Homo habilis, was discovered in the Olduvai Gorge of East Africa. Upright and capable of making primitive "pebble stone" choppers from 2.5 million years ago. "Oldowan" tools, we call them. That was a long time ago. Handy Man never left Africa. But [...]