Grimaldi Man refers to the Black Africans who first migrated to Europe and the rest of the world after the evolution of Modern Man on the African Plains according to the Out Of Africa Theory.
The story of mankind’s evolution in Africa before Grimaldi Man migrated to Europe and the rest of the world was illuminated during the 1920s following the discovery of the remains of the Hominid Australopithecus by Raymond Dart whose discovery suggested the presence of a distinct Bi-Pedal Hominid in Africa about 3 Million Years ago.
Dart’s work on the Grimaldi African Man was soon followed by the momentous work of Mary, Louis and Robert Leakey which unearthed more Hominid remains in East Africa’s Rift Valley Olduvai Gorge Region.
Their discoveries suggested the existence of a gradual evolution of Hominids on the African Plains, most notably, Austolopethicus, followed by Homo Erectus about 1.9 million years ago, and then to modern man, Homo Sapien who emerged approximately 40 000 years ago.
It was also established that Homo Sapiens (Grimaldi Man) had spread across the African Continent all the way to the African Savannah.
From The African Plains To Colonising Europe
According to Dr. Stephen Oppenheimer, a geneticist at Oxford College, its clear that based on DNA evidence, modern Europeans all originate from Grimaldi Africans who existed in Pre-Colonial Africa.
Evidence of Grimaldi Man’s life during the Stone Age on the African Plains has been found in Archaeological remains such as Bone Fragments, Stone Tools and Rock Art.
Grimaldi Man’s life was a life of Hunting and Gathering in which Stone Tools were forged and used.
In Africa, Grimaldi Man had already developed Artistic expression as evident in the Rock Paintings which also served a kind of Historical Record of the life and culture of the life of early Grimaldi Man on the African Plains.
However, between 70,000 and 100,000 years ago, Grimaldi Man began moving from the African continent into Europe and Asia, and eventually, Grimaldi Man would reach as far as Australia.
About 10 000-12 000 years ago during the Pleistocene Ice Age, a land bridge also connected Asia and North America (Alaska), and its widely accepted that Grimaldi Khoisan Man crossed this land bridge from Asia into North and then South America.
At some point about 45,000 B.C, the Glacial Ice Sheets that covered most of Europe, began to melt and groups of Grimaldi Khoisan African peoples crossed into Europe via the Gibraltar Straits where they reached as far as Siberia.
When Grimaldi Man entered Europe, he encountered Neanderthal man who had migrated to Europe thousands of years earlier, and had become physically adapted to the cold, and it is generally believed that there was some crossbreeding between them.
The Grimaldi African Man is recognised for developing a significant culture in Europe known as Paleolithic Cave Art which spread across Europe, from the Urals to the Iberian Peninusula, from 35,000 to 11,000 BC.
The story of mankind begins on the African Plains and the migration of Grimaldi Man from Africa to Europe, then onto the rest of the world as far as Mongolia.
Grimaldi Man also appears to have spread Stone Age Culture such as Cave Art to other parts of the world.
Thus Grimaldi Man exported the Proto-Human Culture that he had developed in Africa which would provide a Blueprint for the advanced Civilizations that would later emerge around the world starting with Ancient Egypt (Kemet) which was in Africa, the cradle of mankind itself.
Life for Grimaldi man both in Africa and Europe was initially not based on the accumulation of wealth and tended to be mostly egalitarian.
This type of Grimaldi Man Society can still be seen in the San of the Kalahari Desert whose Stone Age way of life has been largely preserved.