A few dates
7,000,000 years : appearance of the first ancestors in “hominid” line.
3,500,000 years : footprints found in Laetoli (Tanzania, Africa) first evidence of bipedalism.
2,700,000 years : Appearance of Homo habilis and first flaked tools. The oldest known were discovered in Lokalalei (Kenya, Africa).
1,800,000 years : first Homo erectus in Africa.
1,700,000 years : first hominids discovered outside Africa: Homo georgicus,georgicus, in Georgia (Eurasia).
1,000,000 years : first bifacial tools invented by Homo erectus.
450,000 years : Tautavel man (Homo erectus), the oldest known inhabitant of France.
440,000 years : first homes built (fire mastered).
300,000 years : first Neanderthals.
200,000 years : Omo I and Omo II, the oldest known Homo sapiens sapiens human remains, in Ethiopia (Africa).
100,000 years : oldest known graves of Homo sapiens in Qafzeh, Israel (Asia) and of Neanderthal man, in Kebara, Israel.
75,000 years : oldest known huts in Moldova and Ukraine (Europe).
35,000 years : oldest known European Homo sapiens sapiens in Romania. Beginning of art in Europe, Aurignacian.
32,000 years : oldest parietal art paintings, Grotte Chauvet, France.
25,000 years : the first "Venuses" sculpted.
17,000 years : first spear-throwers.