According to recent evidence the origin of the modern day human dates back to nearly 200,000 ago. The discoveries of archaic human skulls were made in East Africa. As we all know prehistoric people used to live mainly in different ice age periods. The evidence suggests that the population was concentrated in Africa.
By 115,000 years ago the modern early humans broadened their territorial reach by inhabiting South Africa and shortly after that the expansion continued to present-day Israel in Southwest Asia. It wasn’t until 60,000 to 40,000 years ago that the modern humans expanded to other continents. Evidence nowadays supports the theory that the ancestors of the modern day humans originated from Africa.
A very interesting fact from an evolutionary stand point is that humans couldn’t achieve behavioral modernity until 40,000 years ago because they were constantly on the move in the time of the Ice Age. When the agriculture development was a fact nearly 10,000 years ago it boosted the social and technological change of mankind. This was the time when people began settling and started living in one place. Eventually, primitive forms of writing were invented and historic record keeping began its early development nearly 6,000 years ago.