"The name comes from the Neander Valley in Germany, where a fossil has been found in 1856. Compared to Sapiens, Neanderthals were stockier, with shorter legs and a bigger body. They made stone tools, used fire, and were hunters."
"Fire provided a source of warmth, protection, and a method for cooking food. The food was easier to diggest (by serveral hours a day), and allowed more time for other activities. Creating fire also allowed the expansion of human activity to proceed into the dark and colder hours of the morning."
"“Homo Sapiens” is Latin for “wise man” and was introduced in 1758 by Carl Linnaeus."
"The cranial capacity is now large enough to inhabit conciousness. Fully modern behaviour, including figurative art, music, self-ornamentation, trade, burial rites etc. is now evident"
"The exact reasons for their exctinction is still not certain. It could be the use of violence from the Homo sapiens (us), genocide, war or even canibalism. Their exctinction could also be due to diseases that did not affect the Sapiens."
"With the extinction of Homo Floresiensis, “Flores Man” nicknamed “hobbits” because their height did not exceed 1.4 m.."
"Domestication of plants and animals. Permanent settlements."
"First kingdoms, script and money. Polyeistic religions."
"Humankind admits its ignorance and begins to acquire unprecedented power. Euopeans begins to conquer America and the oceans. The entire planet becomes a single historical arena. The rise of capitalism."
"Family and community are replaced by state and market. Massive extinction of plants and annimals."
"Humans transcend the bondaries of planet Earth. Nuclear weapons threaten the survival of humankind. Organisms are increasingly shapred by intelligent design rather than natural selection."