jan 1, 195000 BC - Homo sapiens
Homo sapiens are recognized widely as the first truly modern humans, developing agricultural farms and advanced societies. It is at this stage that hominids began harnessing speech and developing more advanced tools, truly paving the way for humanity to develop, such as our modern society.
Homo sapiens are nearly hairless and rely heavily upon tools. They also developed more definitive chins than Homo floresiensis, as well as growing much larger brains. These humans also sported smaller noses than all hominids before them, and were recognized for their ability to create much more advanced tools.
It is at this time that hominids began harnessing speech capabilities, a major step in societal progression. This allowed humans to clearly communicate, allowing for concepts such as spirituality and religion to flourish. Art and expression become more common at this time, and humans have reached their modern level of evolution.
Hominids are now capable of farming, using hand tools and ploughs to plant mostly grains and fruits, creating a renewable source of food. Humans also learned to domesticate animals, allowing for renewable meat sources and animals that could aid in farming. This set hominids completely apart from any other species.
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