The Human Family Tree

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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 …show more content…
Australopithecus africanus was discovered in Sothern African by Professor Raymond in 1924. Australopithecus africanus is dated lived to be 3.3 million years old. Another one could be Australopithecus Garhi is recorded to be about 2.5 million years old discovered in middle Awash Ethiopia in 1990. This research was lead by an Ethiopian Paleoanthropologist named Berhane Asfaw. This species had larger brain, smaller teeth and also long arms with strongly sloping face. The average height was about 4 feet 6 inches and the weighted around 90 …show more content…
It’s estimated to be 1.9 million years old. Homo Rudolfensis is very similar with Homo Australopithecus larger braincase, longer face and, larger molar and premolar except they have large brain. Homo erectus is the oldest modern human life body proportion in relation of longer legs and shorter hands comparing to the past Homo groups. Eugene Dubois discovered Homo erectus in 1891 in Northern, Eastern and Southern Africa. It’s estimated to be 1.8 million years old. These features are considered adaptation to a life lived on the ground and the ability to walk for long distance. Homo hiedelbergensis was discovered Heidelberg in 1908 in Eastern and Sothern Africa. It s estimated to be 700,000 years old. Some of the genetic change we noticed from hiedelbergensis is it had less facial hair and one of the very first human species to live in colder climate, at the same time adapting the heat, start to hunt animals and they also start building

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