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Scientists have found evidence of what human-like creatures may have looked like 900,000 years ago in present-day Kenya, helping fill a gap in archaeological records of East Africa. Scientists from the United States, Britain and Kenya, found part of the skull of a short adult with some characteristics of Homo erectus at the prehistoric site of Olorgesalie, 60 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of the capital Nairobi.

§South Africa

H. naledi, found in the Rising Star Cave may have been as old as 912 kya. Dating in 2017 shows the fossils to have been from between 335,000 and 236,000 years ago.

§Central America

§Maya Kingdom

It is believed that the god Bolon Yokte visited the Earth about this time.



The footprints of a small band of ancient humans (probably Homo antecessor, as no bones have yet been found at the site) walking along a muddy estuary in what is now Norfolk have been identified by palaeontologists as being made about 900,000 years ago. These footprints are much older than any others found outside Africa.

Research by using 3-D computer analysis demonstrated that the 49 footprints were made by a group of approximately five people with varying foot sizes. They appeared to be walking slowly along what the Thames estuary. Later geological shifts during the ice ages pushed the river approximately 95 miles south to its present position. The largest foot size, equivalent to a modern UK size 8, belonged to a man who was probably about 5ft 8in (1.7 meters) tall.

§Provence region of Modern France

Primitive stone tools and sharpened animal bones dated to 950,000 B.C. and traces of fire were found in the Cave of Vallonet near Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, between Monaco and Menton


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