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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