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One great man - John B. Sparks once created a great Histomap of the Whole Word History in one picture. This map spread the world with lightning speed, so I think it is a reason why John continued to do such a "boring" (for someone) job.
If you are studying biology at college, you may no more believe in evolution theory which was told to you in school. But anyway, your professor may be, that's why your evolution essay paper will be a new China's Wall to the A+ grade.
Starting from first microorganisms and primitive man, this Histomap shows the general aspects of evolution until 21th century. Where else you can find the fact that Proto-Nordics evolved to Iranians? (according to histomap).
Let it be your guide in Alpine man, and I am sure that your professor will be impressed!