Building around 1 million BC

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Southwest Asia




Indus Valley





The Terra Amata site is located on the Mediterranean coast of southern France. There, in the late 1960s, French anthropologist Henry de Lumley found oval patterns of post holes and stone circles indicating that hominids erected temporary shelters and built fires about 400,000 years ago. Also found were bone tools. Among them was one apparently used as an awl, perhaps to sew skins. Impressions found in the old land surface at the site were said to demonstrate that the hominids slept or sat on hides. Stone implements were also found, including an object described as a projectile point, made from volcanic rock obtained from the Esterel region, 30 miles away. (The Hidden History of the Human Race)

South America




North America



500,000 years ago the first evidence of man-made shelters appeared: wooden huts near Chichibu, Japan. (Humans are Not from Earth)