Tiffany is very interested in the past and loves learning about different historical periods. She likes to wear the clothes of the period she is learning about.
Tiffany has been learning about Prehistory and discovered many interesting facts.
Did you know –
Prehistory is the time in history before writing was invented.
It starts when the Earth was created around 4.6 million years ago
It ends when people began to write about things that were happening around them
Prehistory covers a much longer period than history.
When did the first organisms appear?
The first cells appeared 1,850 million years ago
The first living organisms appeared 535 million years ago
The first fish appeared 440 million years ago
The Earth had insects, fish, trees and plants by 365 million years ago
The first dinosaurs appeared 225 million years ago
The first mammals appeared 220 million years ago
First apes and gorillas appeared 8 million years ago
Human ancestors (homo habilis) appeared 2.6 million years ago
When was the Stone Age?
The Stone Age (when stone was first used to make tools) began 2.5 million years ago
The first humans (homo erectus) appeared about 1.8 million years ago
Neanderthal man appeared 500,000 years ago
Modern humans (homo sapiens) appeared 200,000 years ago
When was the bronze age?
The Bronze Age (when humans began using copper and tin to make tools) began 3,600 BCE
When did Prehistory end?
The first writing system was developed by the Sumerians about 3500 BCE
Prehistory ended with the development of writing
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