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Pre-Human History

Before our immediate human ancestors the hominins evolved on the planet, before about 1.5 million years ago, were their ancestors, with more human characteristics than we sometimes feel comfortable with.
  1. Hominid Ancestors (58)

Ileret Footprints
The Ileret footprints were made in the mud by our hominid ancestor Homo erectus more than 1.5 million years ago.

Afar Triangle
The Afar Triangle is the name given to the region of Ethiopia, Africa, known for the identification of very old hominid remains

KBS culture
The oldest cultural level at the ancient site of Koobi Fora in Kenya, 1.8 million years old.

Koobi Fora
Lower Paleolithic site in northern Kenya, east of Lake Turkana.

Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania)
Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania is an ancient hominid archaeological site in Tanzania, excavated by the Leakeys in the mid-1950s.

Paleontology is the study of prehuman animals and their lifeways, including dinosaurs, but since we're archaeologists, most of this is concerned with our immediate ancestor creatures like Australopithecus and Ramapithecus.

Rudabánya (Hungary)
The paleontological site of Rudabánya, Hungary has been dated to the Miocene epoch of some 9-10 million years ago.

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