Ever since human beings made their debut in Africa 250,000 years ago, man has established empires and cities, understood more about their bodies and have even shot themselves to space.
But, isn't it odd that most of these developments had occurred in the last ten thousand years? What were human beings doing for the rest of the 240,000 years?
In this exciting article, Wikiplora is going to explore the missing pieces of human history.
What we know today about human history was only available due to the invention of writing by the Sumerians. This ability to write things down allowed our ancestors to document the wars they fought, the art they created and many myths and legends that stretch the limits of credibility.
Before that period of documentation, human beings had been existing for hundreds of thousands of years; so where were they? And what were they up to then.
Damascus is the oldest human town that we know of; having been built around 12,000 thousand years ago. Aside from that, evidence had been discovered that a large group of our ancestors lived in Jericho as at that period.
But 12,000 years ago is very small when compared to the 250,000 years man had lived on earth. If so, where was the very first settlement and what does it consist of?
We will probably never know but the very first settlement had been said to have been located in Sydney and Melbourne where aboriginal Australians made their home until white people turned up anyway.
But is there anything older?
Have we any evidence of structures built further back in history?
Since we mainly depend on recorded history to find out the gaps in human history, we may never be able to know what happened within 240,000 years of humanity's timeline before writing came along.