National Paranormal Society NPS FOCUS June 2016 - Page 53

The history of Europe began over 100 million years ago when the great land masses of Africa and India collided with Europe and Asia. This collision produced such stretches of mountains as the Alps and the Himalayas which define the barriers we know today. Other natural and accepted barriers of a divided line include those formed by the waters of Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous and Black Sea. About 500,000 years ago, Europe become home to its first settlers of early man (known as homo erectus.) Eventually, Europe then became host for the Neanderthal Man who left not much more than their stone tools, bones, and bones from their animal prey. Modern man shows up 25,000 years ago. Interestingly enough, Europe provided some of the most extensive evidence of Homo sapiens. Some of the more famous of such would be the Venus of Willendorf (25,000 years ago) and the cave paintings of Altamira and Lascaux (15,000 years ago) - just some examples of many palaeolithic art discovered in many parts of Europe. In Eastern Europe, you will

new patterns which eventually led to the current map as we know it today. The earliest kingdom to come around in central Europe occured in the 9th and 10th centuries, and was Moravia, the realm of the Slav Dynasty.

discover traces of the earliest free-standing circular huts, dwellings, some semi-sunken with supports containing stones and tusks forming superstructures. Village life appeared as early as 7,000 BCE, otherwise known as the Neolithic Revolution which introduces the cultivation of crops and animal rearing. Within 3,000 years, this spread from Greece to along the Atlantic coast and Britain. Overturns the hunter-gatherers at about a mile per year. By the year 500 ACE, the European map settled into

With the rise of the Roman Catholic kingdoms, a struggle between Roman and Byzantine Christianity formed. From here a struggles occured between the



Early History

The Rise of

the Church