While Homo sapiens in Africa faced drought and extinction, Neanderthal Man in Europe had adapted well. But the development of a crucial tool - imagination - changed everything.
- Homo heidelbergensis, 140,000 years ago, evolved into: homo neanderthalensis and homo sapiens.
- Homo neanderthalensis inhabited northern Europe and survived the ice age.
- Homo sapiens inhabited Africa, surviving a devastating drought by anticipating future possibilities.
- Homo sapiens were the species who would evolve into modern man.
Europe – 500,000 years ago
Nearly half a million years ago, an advanced species of human roamed Europe.
Strong and powerful, Homo heidelbergensis were fierce hunters.
They used sophisticated tools, and lived in close-knit family groups.
However, heidelbergensis were missing something vital.
They could only see the world as it was; they …
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