Upper Paleolithic

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the time period during which only modern Homo sapiens was known to have existed

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Conrad begins her history in 12,000 BC with the first aboriginal settlements and follows a chronological approach thereafter.
Over the course of a year, if every British Columbian made this change for an hour per day it would conserve over 168 million kilowatt-hours, enough to power 12,000 BC homes.
The key concept in the description of the work is "narrative." "The First North Americans" indeed serves as a succinct, complex summary of 13,500 years of human history on the continent of North America, covering roughly the time from 12,000 BC to 1500 AD and the devastating contacts with European explorers.
The cave drawings found in the Sahara's Fezzan area, date Libyan civilization back to at least 12,000 BC, and since the country has experienced occupation under Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, and Byzantines, all have left behind traces of their conquests.
Visitors get a brief glimpse of life over 35,000 years ago, when bears and Neanderthals lived in mountain caves, but the show focuses on the period after retreating glaciers left more room for flora and fauna--and humans--to occupy the Rhone Valley and the shores of Lake Geneva, which is to say between around 12,000 BC and 58 BC.