Colonization of the Globe c. 120,000-9,000
This map shows the colonization route that originated in Africa and followed several paths through Europe and Asia to end in South America approximately 9,000 BC.
- Maximum extent of ice sheets c. 16,000 BC
- Land exposed by lower sea level c. 16,000 BC
- Area occupied by H. neanderthalensis
- Area occupied by H. erectus
- Settlement site
- Burial site
- Early art site
Oxford Atlas of World History, Oxford University Press, 2002. General Editor Patrick K. O’Brien.
Chapter 1. The Ancient World: “The Human Revolution: 5 Million Years Ago to 10,000 BC,” page 16.
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