During Neolithic times, humans had to gather berries and hunt for many kinds of animals. That means when ever they were hungry, they had to waste a lot of energy to just get food. The early humans were still evolving though.
When Paleolithic times came by, humans became more intelligent and more aware of there surroundings. Then, they started building society's and civilizations, even buildings you see today!
Since then, history popped out the corner of time and space and kept getting bigger and bigger until where we are today. Who knows, maybe we might make history through this pandemic!