Many scientists believe that Homo Erectus eventually developed into humans, or Homo Sapiens. Scientists once thought that Neandethals were ancestors of modern humans but no longer do. These hominids appeared 200,000 years ago. They lived in caves of built shelters of wood of animal skins. At one time, they were thought to be rough and wild people. Now scientists think that they may have had religious beliefs. These people found ways to survive the freezing cold of the Ice Age. About 30,000 years ago, the Neanderthals strangely disappeared. About 10,000 years before these people vanished, the Cro-Magnons appeared. Their bodies were just like those of modern people. Scientists think that these people worked with one another in planning large scale hunts of animals. They may also had more skill at speaking than did the Neanderthals. B/C they had these skills, the Cro-Magnons were better at finding food. That may explain why Cro-Magnons survived and Neanderthals didn’t.