100 Events That Changed The World "THE WISE MAN" NG .

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12113.000 YEARS AGO The appearance of Homo imams—anatomically modern humans—was a long anolutionary process. Probably descended from NOP. erectus, who had evolved in Africa about 1.7 mullion years ago, Homo sapiens had larger brains, 'awe linguistically adept, and capable of reflective Ilbought. By the time H. sapiens, meaning "wise art.' emerged from Africa some120,000 years ago, >drey were already much the same as today's humans. During the course of 80,000 years, they traveled fest to the Middle East around 120,000 years ago, cortinued on to East Asia by about 50,000 years ago and then to Europe some 40,000 years ago. Mere they encountered Neanderthals—classified allernately as a subspecies of H. sapiens or a separate spaces descended from H. erectus—whose brains ewe smiler in size but may not have been as well