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CONTENTS of 59,999,999 BC- 51,000 BC Large land and aquatic mammals appear; many kinds of primates appear (almost as many go extinct); an island continent finally disappears for good; the Mediterranean valley turns into the Mediterranean Sea; human beings emerge, develop housing, clothes, lamps, and drugs, breed dogs, use horses; Mars dies (or goes dormant)

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Approximately 1,000,000 BC- 400,000 BC: Small, closed societies of nomadic hunter-gatherers dot southern England

During this time people living in the vicinity of southern England seem to pretty much keep to themselves, rarely if ever cooperating in group activities scaling beyond that of families.

Innovations are slow to appear and even slower to spread during this time. Daily life is largely one of habit.

The absence or rarity of formal or long term camp sites, hearths, and related items during this period will suggest to some 20th century scientists that they were not using spoken language, or else not doing so extensively. Body language, presence, and gestures may be the prime elements of mainstream communication today, among these peoples. Long distance trade and contacts seem virtually non-existent for these folks.

The people of this region and time are highly mobile and nomadic. The limitations of their lifestyles and the environmental conditions of the time point to regular extinctions of local populations.

-- Boxgrove Man didn't speak and ignored strangers ["http://www.britarch.ac.uk/ba/ba1/ba1feat.html"] by Clive Gamble, British Archaeology, Issue no 1, February 1995, ISSN 1357-4442 Editor: Simon Denison

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