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Wisdom of Grandparents Helped Rise of Prehistoric Man-AARP Skip to content

AARP and the photographers of Magnum Photos look at older people living in new ways around the world in A New Age.


Wisdom of Grandparents Helped Rise of Prehistoric Man

Prehistoric grandparents made us who were are today?  A fascinating report from the Scientific American finds that 30-year-old Homo Sapiens, the “old folks” of their time, were key to human survival. “Thirty thousand years ago, the human species had a senior moment. Numbers of adults reaching the age of 30 began to rise dramatically. Very soon after, there was a significant increase in artistic expression, food production and the creation of complex tools and weapons. Read

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