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1

The earliest controlled fires created by hominids.

Homo erectus built controlled fires as early as 790 000 years ago.

2

Estimated time of the last common ancestor of humans and modern apes.

6-8 million years ago.

3

Estimated time when humans began to walk upright.

Around 4 million years ago.

4

Estimated time of the arrival of the genus Homo

2.3 to 2.5 million years ago

5

Time and place of the first records of Homo sapiens

East Africa, around 200 000 years ago.