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Pleistocene Epoch 1.8 million - 10 K
Homo Heidelbergensis 600 - 400 1100 - 1400 CC cranium
- Neanderthal 600 - 30

 
400,000 BC Terra Amata France

- 355Three 1.5 m tall Homo heidelbergensis left footprints in powdery volcanic ash solidified in Italy. Homo heidelbergensis is the common ancestor of both Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens. It is morphologically very similar to Homo erectus but Homo heidelbergensis had a larger brain-case, about 93% the size of that of Homo sapiens. The species was tall, 1.8 m (6 ft.) on average, and more muscular than modern humans.
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People lived in communities on Finland's west coast.