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Evolution: Humans: Origins of Humankind - PBS

Homo sapiens (100,000 years ago to present)

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The modern form of Homo sapiens first appeared about 100,000 years ago. This species is distinguished by large brain size, a forehead that rises sharply, eyebrow ridges that are very small, a prominent chin, and lighter bone structure than H....

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How Art Made the World . Episodes . The Day Pictures Were ...

The discovery of the prehistoric cave paintings of Altamira gave 19th century experts a clue to this question--they first theorized the obvious, prehistoric humans painted simply to represent the world around them. But that was not a real answer, for these early artists only seemed to paint one thing--animals. And...

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The paintings were - PBS: Public Broadcasting Service

Hidden high in the crags of the Drakensburg Mountains of South Africa are images on rock walls uncannily like the European cave paintings. They too feature animals and hunting scenes, but unlike the European paintings, they aren't thousands of years old. They were painted just a couple of hundred years ago, almost within living...

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Rare da Vinci painting sells for $450 million, smashing ...

A rare hundreds-year-old painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450 million Wednesday, breaking a modern auction record.

The painting, "Salvator Mundi" (Saviour of the World), depicts Jesus Christ holding a glass orb and giving a benediction. It is one of only 16 known da Vinci paintings in the world. Most of those that remain are in European museums like the Louvre, which...

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Date: 2017-12-20 10:33:22

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