There are probably more people living in caves
now than ever before.
All the dinosaurs died millions of years
before the first cavemen. Dinosaurs died out
65 million years ago, and there weren't even any
apes at that time. One reason all the dinosaurs
died was because a big meteor hit the earth, in
the Gulf of Mexico.
Here's an article about cavemen on the internet
Cavemen are partly pretend, because we don't
know a lot about how people lived that long ago,
so people make up a lot of stories. Some ancient
cave people made exciting art on the walls of
their caves, showing lots of animals. A lot of
people probably lived in tents at the time of the
early cavemen, because there aren't so many caves,
as compared with all the land that doesn't have
caves. But it's hard to find the remains of the
tents and the people who lived in them, compared
with caves that keep things protected.
You might like to read about the Iceman. He
was killed 5000 yrs ago on a mountain in Europe,
and then he froze and was buried in ice. Here's a
link to a story about him:
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