Most archaeologists believe that humans started using cremation relatively recently, probably about
3,000 BC, although this depends on how the timeline is interpreted, meaning it may have been more
recent. Prior to this, burial was the norm. If mankind has been around for 50,000 - 200,000 years,
where are all the graves? There is a distinct lack of human remains / artefacts to support this
Scientifically, the different people groups are classified on the basis of geographic origin: African
(groups indigenous to Africa), Caucasian (European populations), Greater Asian (Mongols,
Polynesians, Micronesians), Amerindian (North & South American Indians, Eskimos), and Australoid
Neither the Bible nor scientific evidence give us an absolute picture of how the people groups arose.
The Bible contains no explanation of when or how specific people groups came to be, although there
are detailed genealogies in the Bible. Science tells us that the genetic differences among the people
groups are very small. Such minor genetic differences can be easily explained through selective
breeding using microevolutionary processes.
Every human being in the world is classified as Homo sapiens. Scientists today agree that there is
really only one biological race of humans. There is one race, or as Bob Marley sang, One Blood.