The Evolution Of Human Evolution Essay

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Human Evolution For many years people have wondered how the human evolution started and why are we different from other species. Science brings us to new knowledge of how humans evolved in this world and the transition of apes to humans. The Human family tree starts from the Ardipithecus groups about 6 million years ago, the next one is Australopithecus group is about 4 million ago, the third one is paratroops group is about 3 million years ago and the last one is the homo groups is about 1 million years ago. Ardipithecus kaddaba was discovered in Ethiopia in 1997 by a paleoanthropologist Yohannes Haile-Selassie and was dated to 5.8 million years old. Ardipithecus group is similar to modern day chimpanzees because of the bones and facial structure. Ardipithecus kaddaba was about the same weight and height to chimpanzees. Another one is Ardipithecus Ramidus discovered in 1994 by paleoanthropologist Tim white in the middle awash area of Ethiopia. Ardipithecus Ramidus is dated to be 4.4 million years old. This species shows adaptations to climbing trees. They also lived in forests, and around freshwater nearby. The Ardipithecus group survived mostly off of fruits, vegetables grass and etc. Their tooth is setup to allow them to chew their food. Australopithecus groups are a combination of human and ape features. Australopithecus africanus was discovered in Sothern African by Professor Raymond in 1924. Australopithecus africanus is dated lived to…

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