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.