We call modern humans like ourselves Homo sapiens, meaning 'wise' or 'thinking man'. There were once two subspecies: Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, which evolved about 250,000 years ago and died out about 30,000 years ago, and their cousins, Homo sapiens sapiens, which evolved a little later. Remains of this later group were discovered in 1868 at a site called Cro-Magnon in France. The Cro-Magnon people developed farming, kept animals, and made cave paintings.
|As well as being skilful hunters, Cro-Magnon's sewed skins for clothes and made bone fishhooks.|