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c.3.8 million years ago Australopithecines, the first human-like creatures (hominids) to walk upright, appear.

c.2.5 million year ago Homo habilis (“handy man”) evolves in Africa. It uses simple tools. The start of the Palaeolithic or Old Stone Age.

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