First Known Permanent Human Settlement: village of Zawi Chemi

Archeologists found a permanent human settlement, located in in south-eastern Anatolia on the Turkish-Iranian border. Continue reading

Catopithecus Was Apes First Ancestor

Catopithecus, a lemur-like animal is believed to be the ancient ancestor of apes, monkeys, and humans, which lived in northern Africa approximately 36 million years ago. Continue reading

English Settlement in Pettapoli, India

The first English settlement was founded on the coast of the Bay of Bengal, in Pettapoli, India in 1611. Continue reading

Spanish Conquistador Gonzalo Guerrero Becomes a Warrior

Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Guerrero was the first European to be accepted into the Mayan culture in Yucatan, Mexico in 1510. Continue reading

Icelandic Trader Was First to Find North America

Bjarni Herjolffson, a Icelandic trader first sighted North America during his travels between Iceland and Greenland in 986 CE. Continue reading

Ancient Cities Unearthed in Pakistan

Ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro, in the Indus River valley of Pakistan of 3500 BC Continue reading

Mexican Use of European Glassmaking Techniques

European glassmaking techniques were brought to the Americas by Spanish Continue reading

Homo Habilis Fossils Discovered in China

Asian hominids belonged to one of two early human species, Homo habilis or Homo ergaster as per Continue reading

Australopithecines Used Stone Tools

The earliest modern humans, Australopithecines first used stone tools as discovered in the Continue reading

Population Growth Treatise Published

Scottish cleric Robert Wallace published the treatise, Various Prospects of Mankind, Nature, and Providence in 1761, on human population growth. Continue reading