Ingles

Timeline created by cate.smiri
  • Period:
    7,000 BCE
    to
    6,200 BCE

    Sahelanthropus tchadensis

    The first known hominin emeriged in Africa about 7 million ago. Its canine teeth were smaller than earlier apes.
  • Period:
    6,200 BCE
    to
    5,800 BCE

    Orrorin tugenensis

    Another species lived in East Africa. Its thighbone suggests upright walking.
  • Period:
    5,800 BCE
    to
    5,300 BCE

    Ardipithecus kadabba

    A toe bone from this species also points to bipedalism. The ability to walk on two feet evolved long before other human-like traits, such as big brains.
  • Period:
    4,400 BCE
    to
    4,450 BCE

    Ardipithecus ramidus

    Fossils showthat even as they walked upright, hominins were still tree climbers.
  • Period:
    4,100 BCE
    to
    3,950 BCE

    Australopithecus anamensis

    But around 4 million year ago, grasping feet were lost.
  • Period:
    3,800 BCE
    to
    3,450 BCE

    Australopithecus bahrelghazali

    Multiple hominin species lived simultaneously. Sometimes their ranges overlopped.
  • Period:
    3,800 BCE
    to
    3,000 BCE

    Australopithecus afarensis

    Multiple hominin species lived simultaneously. Sometimes their ranges overlopped.
  • Period:
    3,500 BCE
    to
    3,490 BCE

    Kenyanthropus platyops

  • Period:
    3,200 BCE
    to
    2,100 BCE

    Australopithecus africanus

    By 3 million years ago, hominins were living in southern Africa. Tools allowed hominins to adapt to new environments.
  • Period:
    2,600 BCE
    to
    2,250 BCE

    Paranthropus aethiopicus

  • Period:
    2,450 BCE
    to
    2,430 BCE

    Australopithecus garhi

  • Period:
    2,200 BCE
    to
    1,500 BCE

    Homo habilis

    The firts known stone tools were produced in Ethiopia. They may have been produced by Homo habilis, a member of the genus Homo-our own group.
  • Period:
    2,200 BCE
    to
    1,200 BCE

    Paranthropus boisei

  • Period:
    1,950 BCE
    to
    1,200 BCE

    Homo ergaster

  • Period:
    1,950 BCE
    to
    1,940 BCE

    Homo rudolfensis

  • Period:
    1,950 BCE
    to
    -200 BCE

    Homo erectus

    About 2 million years ago, Homo erectus became the first hominin to migrate out of Africa. Homo erectus had human-like traits: lage brain, dexterous fingers, long legs.
  • Period:
    1,940 BCE
    to
    1,100 BCE

    Paranthropus robustus

  • Period:
    1,940 BCE
    to
    1,935 BCE

    Australalopithecus sediba

  • Period:
    1,050 BCE
    to
    -990 BCE

    Homo antecessor

  • Period:
    -800 BCE
    to
    -200 BCE

    Homo heidelbergensis

    By 800,000 years ago, advances in cooking were fueling further brain growth.
  • Period:
    -400 BCE
    to
    -380 BCE

    Homo naledi

  • Period:
    -400 BCE
    to
    -50 BCE

    Homo neanderthalensis

  • Period:
    -200 BCE
    to
    -1 BCE

    Homo sapiens

    Our own species, Homo sapiens, emerged in Africa about 200,000 years ago. Homo sapiens lived alongside -and interbred with- other hominin species. Homo sapiens were highly adaptable, quickly filling nearly ever geographic niche.
  • Period:
    -20 BCE
    to
    -5 BCE

    Denisovans

  • Period:
    -20 BCE
    to
    -5 BCE

    Homo floresiensis