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The earliest controlled fires created by hominids.

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


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

6-8 million years ago.


Estimated time when humans began to walk upright.

Around 4 million years ago.


Estimated time of the arrival of the genus Homo

2.3 to 2.5 million years ago


Time and place of the first records of Homo sapiens

East Africa, around 200 000 years ago.