|Latin name:||Homo sapiens|
|Animal Type:||Mammal - primate|
|Dietary Type:||Omnivorous - Rabbits, reindeer, foxes and horses|
|Closest Living Relative:||They are the same as us!|
|Size:||Males 1.8m tall (6'), Females 1.65m tall (5'6)|
First discovered in Europe 40,000 years ago, modern humans spread from the Middle East and North Africa. Remains include huts, spectacular carvings and paintings, and even jewellery. The carvings include human figures wearing woven clothing, and ritual burials where the body is covered in ivory beads, sewn onto since disintegrated cloth.
Modern humans, whose skeletons are identical to our own, are first found in Europe around 40,000 years ago, having spread from the middle east and north Africa. These early modern humans are commonly known as Cro Magnons.
We have the remains of huts that they built, their spectacular carvings and paintings, and even jewellery. The carvings include human figures showing people wearing woven clothing, and there are also ritual burials where the body is covered in ivory beads that seem to have been sewn onto cloth that has since disintegrated.