Fossil remains from this time are as far west as European. These ancient descendants of Homo erectus are sufficiently different from what we now know as human. Their brain size and body can be classed into an early form of people called Neanderthal man. They may be classed as an early form of Homo sapiens. This species lived in, what we now know as, Europe for centuries. Even though they left little trace of these, only some stone tools, and fossils. Modern man, who’s comparable to people now, came really late to Europe. However the continent does provide extensive evidence of ancient culture of humans. A Neanderthal flute is most likely the earliest evidence of any civilization. Little carvings and cave paintings are the most famous kind of ancient artwork found in Europe. Eastern Europe has traces of the first known freestanding structures which comprised circular huts with tusks or stone supporting a type of superstructure.

European history

The Neolithic revolution was when humans first discovered how to cultivate crops and domesticate animals. This was the most critical advancement in Shafer-Landau. It took place inside the Stone Age, when tools where nevertheless flint rather than metal. However it is the division which divides the older Stone Age Paleolithic and the new stone age Neolithic, thus the name Neolithic revolution. Interestingly this revolution occurred at different times in different areas of the world. The power of the revolution introduced villages and cities to the people. Commencing at the Middle East, the revolution made its way to Europe in roughly 7000 BC 9000 years ago. It required about 3000 more years to propagate to the Europe shore.

The introduction of villages and cities slowly pushed back the method of life of these hunter gatherers. This is perhaps the main reason for the slow progress of the movement. The means of life of these hunter gatherers was to be altered radically. Agriculture is hard work. Especially when they needed to maneuver through heavily forested areas and clear trees with stone tools to make space for plants. Within the European Neolithic communities there was often a communal longhouse as the central feature. These were often built from wood, as were their houses, and one at European was 65 meters long. Along the Europe coast the focus of village life was a communal tomb. The easy huts they lived in clustered around the central attribute. These grave chambers introduced the custom of stonework, passage graves and megaliths.

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