CHAPTER 5

Or CHAPTER 105: THE LAST FEW HUNDRED-THOUSAND YEARS

(30,000 – 300,000 YEARS AGO)

A 100,000-year hourglass would stand 1,000 feet tall, the height of low-lying cumulus clouds or a typical hill.  See the world’s tallest tree for comparison.  Around 100,000 years ago, modern humans began to wonder who was above those clouds.

I.  Introduction And Timelines

II.  Hello, Modern Humans; Goodbye, Early Humans

III.  Anatomically And Genetically Modern Humans

IV.  Behaviorally Modern Humans

V.  Ch. 5 Summary

VI.  Ch. 5 Archaeology Gallery

VII.  Ch. 5 Margin Notes (Blog Posts)

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Image sources

I have not traced the origin of the skull image, but I believe it to be in the public domain because I found it at PublicDomainPictures.net .  If I am wrong and you own the copyright to this image, please verify your ownership and I will remove it.

The image of Africa is in the public domain as created by a US agency. 

I created the composite image.

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