This term is not well defined, but is often used to refer to the development of human culture around 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. Discussion continues between anthropologists, theologians, paleontologists and archeologists about when the terms "human" and "modern man" can be applied.
This category represents sites concerning early societies which had some form of culture in terms of tool making, painting, burial rituals or other activities for which evidence has survived.
Sites listed here will be concerned with the activities and environment of early humans.
This is a form of expression used for tens of thousands of years, and varies from rough outlines of hands to stylised depictions of animals and people.
Sites listed here will provide information about the cave paintings of prehistoric humans.
Sites which exist mainly to promote a book or a tour will not be listed here.
One of the activities that helps to define the transition from human ancestors to humans is the creation of tools to assist in hunting and daily life. Early tools were probably made of wood, and no longer exist, but those created from bone, antler, stone, or flint have been found in many locations and from many different periods.
Sites listed here will provide information about the creation, use or discovery of tools made by early man.
Sites selling flints or arrowheads, or which exist primarily to promote a product or service will not be listed here.