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ROOM B. The land, Man and time

The time and environment of Palaeolithic man form part of a long process of evolution of the planet Earth, from the appearance of life (between 3.5 and 3 billion years ago) to the evolution of human beings over the final million years of that process, marked by long glacial periods. 
           The work of various scientists allows us to understand some aspects of the life of Homo sapiens sapiens during the Upper Palaeolithic (between 31,000 and 10,000 years before the present), when the cave engravings at Côa were made. At that time, the protected valleys of Côa were inhabited by large herbivores - aurochs and horses, which are present in the cave engravings of the Palaeolithic hunters.


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