Their coping mechanisms seem out of this world to us, but for them, it was just daily business. If they could watch us for a day, no doubt they would be just as amazed, but here are 17 things our ancestors did that definitely impresses. Somehow they figured that there was land in the middle of nowhere, and figured out how to make it there10. 96% of the population died around 100 thousand years ago in an ice age, and we still managed to live with barely 10,000 people! I guess the common denominator here is that I’m most impressed by our ancestors’ ability to dream.