Timeline of human evolution

Timeline of human evolution

The timeline of human evolution outlines the major events in the development of human species, and the evolution of humans' ancestors. It includes a brief explanation of some animals, species or genera, which are possible ancestors of "Homo sapiens sapiens". It begins with the origin of life and presents a possible line of descendants that led to humans. This timeline is based on studies from paleontology, developmental biology, morphology and from anatomical and genetic data. The study of human evolution is a major component of anthropology.


ee also

*Graphical timeline of our universe
*History of Earth
*Natural history
*History of the world
*Evolutionary history of life
*Human evolution
*Human taxonomy
*Homo (genus)
*Most recent common ancestor
*List of human evolution fossils
*Prehistoric amphibian
*Prehistoric fish
*Prehistoric mammal
*Prehistoric reptile
* "The Ancestor's Tale" by Richard Dawkins with a timeline comprising 40 rendezvous points
*Timeline of evolution - an explanation of the evolution of a wide variety of animals living today
*Y-DNA haplogroups by ethnic groups


External links

* [http://www.palaeos.com Palaeos]
* [http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu berkeley Evolution]
* [http://tolweb.org/Life_on_Earth/1 Tree of Life Web Project] - explore complete phylogenetic tree interactively
* [http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/evolution/AnimalEvolution.shtml History of Animal Evolution]

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