Early Humans (Homininæ)

7 million years
or six feet to today

Geolo­gi­cal era: Ceno­zoic / Neogene Miocene

The ances­tors of today’s humans and all their extinct rela­ti­ves, who were also human, are sepa­ra­ting in Africa from the line of the human-like. A common family tree of all humans can be traced back to this point. Among these are for exam­ple Austra­lo­pi­the­cus afaren­sis (Lucy), Homo rudol­fen­sis, Homo habi­lis, Homo erec­tus, Homo nean­der­tha­len­sis and many more.

The deve­lo­p­ment of today’s mankind begins in Africa. In seve­ral waves it spreads to Asia and Europe. Ther­eby it comes again and again to the mixing of the populations.

The posi­tion of the conti­nents to each other corre­sponds essen­ti­ally to the situa­tion today. Clima­tic condi­ti­ons have only chan­ged locally.

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