The first Homo sapiens are believed to have been the Neanderthals. Neanderthal people first appeared on the Earth around 200,000 years ago in Africa. They migrated from Africa to the rest of the world around 100,000 years ago.
Neanderthals were around five to six feet in height. They had thick sturdy bones, and muscular shoulders, legs, arms and necks. Neanderthals also had large brains. In fact, their brains were slightly larger than those of modern humans.