University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Nancy Minugh-Purvis

The Inhabitants of Ice Age Europe

By: Nancy Minugh-Purvis

Early European Origins The first inhabitants of Europe were not native to the region. Some 5 to 6 million years ago, hominids (members of our biologi­cal family) evolved in Africa from an ancestral population of apelike creatures that also gave rise to today’s chimpanzees, our closest liv­ing relatives. These earliest African hominids—very different looking than […]