Some 40,000 years ago, into Europe came the Cro-Magnons, with their modern skeletons,
Note: Damn Cro-Magnons with their fancy modern skeletons!
Indo-European languages from the Ukraine. Those languages eventually replaced all earlier western European languages except Basque.
Note: I would be interested in learning more about Basque.
Some outlying areas went on to domesticate a few local crops of their own, such as poppies in western Europe and watermelons possibly in Egypt.
Note: Watermelons are from Egypt?!
the kana syllabary that the Japanese use for telegrams, bank statements, and texts for blind readers.
Note: ??? What a weird way to describe katakana