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Cro Magnon probably developed in asia, migrated to europe, and co-existed with Neanderthal man for a time (eventually they drove the Neandertals into exctinction) and flourished in southern Europe during the last glacial age.

They manufactured a variety of sophisticated flint tools, as well as bone, shell, and ivory jewellery and artifacts.

Our ancestor, the Cro Magnon Man is the earliest known modern man, Homo sapiens sapiens, and they lived from about 45,000 to 10,000 years ago in the Upper Paleolithic period of the Pleistocene epoch. The Cro Magnon man is named after its first findings, they were discovered by Louis Lartet and Henry Christy in March of 1868 in the Cro Magnon cave at Dordogne, France. The remains were those of 3 adult males, 1 adult female, and one infant.

Cro-Magnons were anatomically modern, straight limbed and tall compared to the contemporaneous Neanderthals. They are thought to have been 166 to 171 centimeters (about 5' 5" to 5' 7") tall, though large males may have stood as tall as 195 cm (6' 5") and taller. Although hunter-gatherer males were supposedly 174 to 178 cm (5'8"-5'10") tall on average.



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