2 million years ago and not long afterwards, groups of hominids started
to fan out from their African homeland in search of new food sources. These early migrants
from the species Homo erectus are thought to have reached Southeast Asia via the Near East,
and they may have penetrated southern Europe. A second wave of migration began about
800,000 years ago. As the early humans adapted to their new homes and to the various
environmental and climatic conditions that they found, different sub-species and races
developed, among them Java Man, Peking Man and, in Europe Homo heidelbergensis and
the Neanderthal race. Meanwhile, in Africa, a new type of human evolved - one that would
eventually spread across the globe and supplant others. Homo sapiens sapiens, the modern
human race, dates back to about 100,000 years ago and around 40,000 years ago the species
reached central Europe and had arrived in Australia.
The Americas were the last continent to be populated
- by settlers crossing from Asia by way of the Bering
land bridge. The very success of Homo sapiens
sapiens in displacing all of its rivals is due to y[our]
species' greater mental capacity and, in particular, its
complex language skills. Human culture took a giant
step forward in the latter part of the Old Stone Age,
from about 40,000 to 10,000 years ago.
It was during this time when humans were
beginning to shape the environment which they
lived in and as they did so they began to feel the
need to express themselves through art. Art seems
to have been an exclusive preserve of y[our] species.
The number of works they produced increased
dramatically in the course of the last Ice Age as
y[our] ancestors spread around the world. The rock
drawings and engravings they created still have a
very powerful impact today, as do the small human
and animal figurines that the first sculptors carved
out of mammoth ivory. This carved limestone figure
gets its name from where it was found, near the
village of Willendorf in Austria. It stands just 11cm (4.3in) tall.
ds”, that HOMO SAPIENS SAPIENS has to adopt - as part of the global skill-set which IS needed to assist nature in the qualitative advancement of the evolution of LIFE throughout our multi-verse of parallel universes .