The origin of man today is a lot of debate, but a consensus scientists did not come. One thing is certain: the man appeared on this planet for a long time and passed in its development a big way. Considered to be the cradle of mankind Africa, because it is there found the remains of Australopithecus age of 2.3 million years.
If we talk about Homo sapiens, he started to learn Western and Central Europe 42-45 thousand years ago.
Perhaps migration homo sapiens from Africa to Central Europe began through East. At least, the people who settled in Eastern Europe, not later than in other parts of the European continent.