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Donald Cooper Art and Politics Sarah Writing Response 2 200,000 years ago the ancestors of humans were found on the South African coast. From the fossils of penguins, fish, and other maritime animals we find out that these early humans were fisherman and hunted animals off the coast. There was a huge volcanic eruption on Mt. St. Helens causing a volcanic eruption. This caused the death of a lot of early humans and made the surviving population diverge even more. Adam, the ancestor of humans, was found to be living in Africa 60,000 years ago. He was not the only human living during that time even though it is assumed in biblical references. African San people or Bush men are directly related to Adam. Their language Hue has more than 140 sounds. It consists of sounds that mimic clicking and running water. Neanderthals could not speak and is a reason why they all died out while humans survived this time period. We learn that Neanderthals might have been able to speak based on a bone found in Arnhem land, but to what level they could communicate is still unsure. 35,000 B.C. marks a dramatic time period “The Great Leap Forward”. Tools and art began to become more efficient during this time period. These social changes occurred because of modern language and possibly a social change. Neanderthals are not related to humans and are a distinct species. A large amount of them were found in Europe. Because humans were smarter and better suited for the changing Ice Age climate Neanderthals were not able to compete and survive as well as humans.
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