bw-lec02 - History of Horticulture: Lecture 2 Lecture 2...

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History of Horticulture: Lecture 2 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 2 Early Humans and the Prehistoric Record: Human–Plant Interaction Dating the Past Hominid fossils and tools date to 1.8 million years ago. There is some evidence of tools in Europe as early as 1.2 million years ago. An explosion of hominid remains appears in Europe about 500,000 years ago. Source: A. Gibbons, Science 291:1722 (March 2, 2001) The dates above are the generally accepted dates but recent evidence indicates initiation considerably earlier. Source: Time Magazine, Feb. 13, 1995 Africa: The Source of Human Evolution
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History of Horticulture: Lecture 2 2 Old Stone Age 750,000–15,000 years ago Archaic Homo sapiens ( Homo heidelbergensis ) 500,000 years ago Neandertals 250,000 years ago Developed in Europe Brawny, short arms, broad trunk Hunting skills, weapons Cro-Magnon 200,000 years ago Up to 6 ft. tall, large cranial capacity Developed in Asia Dominated Ice Age Europe 40,000 years ago Contact in Europe—200,000 years ago
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