Notes sur les hominidés

  • Un fossile d'un hominidé dont l'âge est estimé à ce stade à 1,4 million d'années a été découvert sur le site de fouilles "Sima del Elefante" en juin 2022.

Hominin Timeline  (summarized here)

Ardipithecus ramidus

Australopithecus (Lucy)




Era, Periods and Epochs

The Cenozoic is the Earth's current geological era, representing the last 66 million years of Earth's history. The Cenozoic is divided into three periods: the Paleogene, Neogene, and Quaternary; and seven epochs: the Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene (Ice Age), and Holocene (current epoch). The common use of epochs during the Cenozoic helps paleontolgists better organize the events that occurred during this comparatively short interval of time.



Prehistory is the longest period in the history of mankind, throughout of which writing was still unknown. It is divided in three archeological periods: Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Eneolithic)Bronze Age and Iron Age. See details.

Extraordinary finds

Löwenmensch, photos taken in 2016 in Ulm.

The Thinker and The sitting woman (2019 in Bucaresti), unbelievable art, 6000 years old.

Cucuteni culture (c. 5500 to 2750 BC, Wikipedia)

I find these archeological finds amazing (these are mostly from the oldest period - 5500-4000 BC).

The duration of the culture and the artistic quality of the pottery is just amazing.