The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver

The Evolution of Man, Single Loop Necklace, 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver

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This single loop necklace emphasizes individuality with a classic aesthetic. Made in USA. 

.: Sterling silver or 18K gold plated
.: Multiple chain lengths
.: Several charm shapes
.: Nickel and lead free

All people today are classified as Homo sapiens Our species of humans first began to evolve nearly 200,000 years ago in association with technologies not unlike those of the early Neandertals.  It is now clear that early Homo sapiens, or modern humans, did not come after the Neandertals but were their contemporaries.  However, it is likely that both modern humans and Neandertals descended from Homo heidelbergensis.

Compared to the Neandertals and other late archaic humans, modern humans generally have more delicate skeletons.  Their skulls are more rounded and their brow ridges generally protrude much less.  They rarely have the occipital buns found on the back of Neandertal skulls.  They also have relatively high foreheads, smaller faces, and pointed chins.

 photo of a Neandertal and a modern human skull shown together for comparison with differences in foreheads, brow ridges, and chins highlihgted
  Neandertal  
   modern Homo sapiens    

The first fossils of early modern humans to be identified were found in 1868 at the 27,000-23,000 year old Cro-Magnon rock shelter site near the village of Les Eyzies click this icon to hear the preceding term pronounced in southwestern France.  They were subsequently named the Cro-Magnon click this icon to hear the preceding term pronounced people.  They were very similar in appearance to modern Europeans.  Males were 5 feet 4 inches to 6 feet tall (1.6-1.8 m.)  That was 4-12 inches (10-31 cm.) taller than Neandertals.  Their skeletons and musculature generally were less massive than the Neandertals.  The Cro-Magnon had broad, small faces with pointed chins and high foreheads.  Their cranial capacities were up to 1590 cm3, which is relatively large even for people today. 


Origins of Modern Humans

Current data suggest that modern humans evolved from archaic humans primarily in East Africa.  A 195,000 year old fossil from the Omo 1 site in Ethiopia shows the beginnings of the skull changes that we associate with modern people, including a rounded skull case and possibly a projecting chin.  A 160,000 year old skull from the Herto site in the Middle Awash area of Ethiopia also seems to be at the early stages of this transition.  It had the rounded skull case but retained the large brow ridges of archaic humans.  Somewhat more advanced transitional forms have been found at Laetoli in Tanzania dating to about 120,000 years ago.  By 115,000 years ago, early modern humans had expanded their range to South Africa and into Southwest Asia (Israel) shortly after 100,000 years ago.  There is no reliable evidence of modern humans elsewhere in the Old World until 60,000-40,000 years ago, during a short temperate period in the midst of the last ice age.