4,400,000 BC Ardi lived in Ethiopia, discovered 1992, understood in 2009
4,000,000 BC First humans found in South Africa, or so they thought
Cynodictis resembled a modern dog existed
The earth's magnetic fields are changing
3,200,000 BC Lucy lived in Hadar, Awash Valley in Ethiopia (discovered 1974)
3,000,000 BC Severe cold period
2,000,000 BC Fourth major ice age, humans found in east Africa, mammoths die off
The Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) era began
1,900,000 BC First homo habilis found in Kenya
1,600,000 BC First homo erectus found in Africa, the first to control fire
1,500,000 BC First fire and killing for food (?)
1,360,000 BC Human artifacts in China near Beijing
1,200,000 BC First glacier started. Glaciers lasted 40,000 to 60,000 years.
1,000,000 BC First settlements in Africa
840,000 BC The start of a large migration of people from Africa to Aisa and Europe (to 420,000)
800,000 BC Oldest Hominid occupation in Soleilhac in the Massif Central of France and at the Gran Dolino site in the Atapuerca Mountains in northern Spain
750,000 BC Mono Lake and Sierra Nevadas formed
600,000 BC Oldest human skull found
500,000 BC Hominids migrated on to England from central Europe
450,000 BC First homo sapiens in Europe and Africa, homo erectus in China
400,000 BC Heidelberg man (erectus)  found in West Germany
Humans use articulate speech
375,000 BC Oldest homo sapiens found in Steinheim, Germany
300,000 BC Swanscombe skull (homo sapiens) found in Kent
200,000 BC Tools were used
Theory based on DNA that we all evolved from an African "Eve" lived at this time
150,000 BC Another large migration of people from Africa to Asia and Europe (to 80,000)
135,000 BC Modern dog exists
130,000 BC Rhodesian man found in Zamba
100,000 BC People spread across Europe, East Asia
Neanderthal began to bury thier dead
Elephants existed
90,000 BC Humans and Neandethals co-existed
60,000 BC First religion existed
50,000 BC Humans migrated to Australia from Indonesia Islands
48,000 BC Charcoal campfires in Brazil
45,000 BC A flute made from bear bone found in Slovenia
40,000 BC Blades of stone and homo sapien sapiens found in South Africa
Objects of personal adornment existed
35,000 BC Neanderthals dying out
Cro-magnum man found in West France
People throughout Asia, Australia
First engravings (Venus of Willendorf, Austria)
30,000 BC Bones in west Europe had carved notches
29,000 BC Egypt's used mummification, found in the King Den's tomb
28,000 BC Ainu occupied Japan
26,000 BC Ivory beads and buttons existed
25,000 BC Skeleton from Paviland Cave, on the coast of Gower Peninsula in southern Wales
Venus of Dolni Vestonici carving
23,000 BC Sandia cave provided shelter for humans in new Mexico
22,500 BC Neandethal x Human skull from Lapedo Valley
20,000 BC Wolf's jaw bone found Czechoslovakia in 1937 had fifty-five notches in groups of five
People from Siberia crossed the Bering bridge into the Americas, perhaps Jomon-Ainu from Japan
18,000 BC Clothers, bows and arrows, spear throwing. Blades are common
17,000 BC Settlers in PA and VA
16,000 BC Most of Europe covered in ice half mile thick
15,000 BC Possible major Mediterranean flood, possibly to 10,000 BC.
14,000 BC Caves were used for religious rituals
Dogs associated with humans
13,000 BC Great Lakes formed
11,000 BC Pottery existed.
Deaths from weapons occurred
American Indians crossed from Asia to Alaska on a "bridge of land" and mass extinction of those in North America

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