Teshik-Tash

Homo neanderthalensis

 

Scan Image: 
Homo neanderthalensis 3D model Teshik-Tash cranium
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Human Family Tree

Love My Job

Members of the Human Origins Program team describe what they do and how much they enjoy their work.

Video Thumbnail of Matt Tocheri from "Love My Job"
Author: 
Martin Huberman

HO - Love My Job

Unpublished
Media Length: 
2:19

KNM-ER 406

Paranthropus boisei

Scan Image: 
Paranthropus boisei 3D model KNM-ER 406 cranium
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Other Decorated Objects

Modern humans created decorated objects using a variety of techniques.

Using symbols to represent words and concepts

Text: 
By around 8,000 years ago, humans were using symbols to represent words and concepts. As seen in this 4,100 - 3,600 year old Assyrian lapis lazuli cylinder seal from Bablyon, Iraq, cylinder seals were rolled across wet clay tablet to produce raised designs. True forms of writing developed over the next few thousand years.
Milestone Type: 
minor
Icon: 
Using symbols to represent words and concepts
-8000
Time text: 
By 8,000 years ago

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Hammerstone from Majuangou, China

Hammerstone from Majuangou, China
Discovered by: 
A team led by R. X. Zhu and Rick Potts
Age: 
About 1.66 million years old
Site: 
Majuangou, Nihewan Basin, China

Early humans began spreading from Africa to other parts of the world by about 1.8 million years ago. Within 100,000 years, they reached China. This discovery was made by Human Origins Program researchers working in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hubei Institute of Cultural Relics. At excavation sites in China’s Nihewan Basin, the team found stone tools like this hammerstone, evidence of animal butchery, and animal footprints.

Hammerstone; Majuangou, Nihewan Basin, China
-1660000
-1660000

Lady of Brassempouy

Lady of Brassempouy
Age: 
About 25,000 years old
Site: 
Brassempouy, France
Lady of Brassempouy figurine; Brassempouy, France
-25000
-25000

Geometric incised bone rectangle

Geometric incised bone rectangle
Age: 
About 27,000 - 25,000 years old
Site: 
Dolní Vĕstonice, Czech Republic
Incised Bone, Dolni Vestonice
-25000
-27000
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