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From the 1960s at the top, this is how the taxonomy of Hominoidea (ape) has changed, according to Wikipedia. The bottom one is the latest version, putting the chimps next to us as first cousins. "This makes Rino the gorilla our second cousin, orangutans third, and gibbons fourth."

From the 1960s at the top, this is how the taxonomy of Hominoidea (ape) has changed, according to Wikipedia. The bottom one is the latest version, putting the chimps next to us as first cousins. "This makes Rino the gorilla our second cousin, orangutans third, and gibbons fourth."

Map of Mitochondrial DNA haplotypes

Mitochondrial DNA haplotypes for dummies.

Mitochondrial DNA is a DNA that is only inherited from mother to child, and it tracks back to the most recent common female ancestor of all humans (Mitochondrial Eve). I have collected a few items …

There were THREE types of ancient humans: 30,000-year-old fossils prove Neanderthals and modern humans were not the only species on Earth

There were THREE types of ancient humans: 30,000-year-old fossils prove Neanderthals and modern humans were not the only species on Earth

A molar tooth belonging to a Denisovan, thought to be a new branch of ancient humans. A finger bone from Siberia (found in the Denisov cave) now reveals a previously unknown group of ancient humans once existed there, one neither like us nor Neanderthals.

Earths Crust

paleoillustration: “ Geological Time, by Dylan Gibson: There’s a a way to remember all those names: Camels Often Sit Down Carefully Perhaps Their Joints Creak (Perhaps Effective Oiling Might Prolong.

new radiocarbon techniques push dates farther back--again:  click through for article

Archaeology: Date with history. New radiocarbon techniques push dates farther back--again: click through for very interesting article in NATURE

Geographical location of Manot Cave, Israel.

Levantine cranium from Manot Cave (Israel) foreshadows the first European modern humans

Darwin, from ape to men, paleo diet

Projecting human evolution: 5 traits we might possess in the future

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9.7-Million-Year-Old Teeth Discovered in Germany Have Scientists Puzzled

Adapting quickly: How early humans ate more like a cow than a Great Ape

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "SQUELETTES SINGES"

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "SQUELETTES SINGES"

Just enough overlap for some hot neanderthal on man action in central and eastern Europe some 47,000 years ago

One current view of the temporal and geographical distribution of hominid populations. Other interpretations differ mainly in the taxonomy and geographical distribution of hominid species.

Rethinking Humanity's Roots | DiscoverMagazine.com

For decades we focused on east Africa as our likely ancestral homeland.

"Taung Child", (skull, front view) thought to have been attacked & killed by an eagle. Scientists suspect an eagle killed the Taung Child because puncture marks were found at the bottom of the 3-yr-old's eye sockets, shown in photo. These marks resemble those made by a modern eagle's talons when they attack monkeys in Africa today

"Taung Child" skull: scientists suspect an eagle killed the Taung Child because puncture marks were found at the bottom of the eye sockets, shown in photo. These marks resemble those made by a modern eagle's talons when they attack monkeys in Africa today

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