Chimpanzee and human
lines split 5 MYA. Humans and chimps share close to 99% of genes.
demonstrates hominid bipedalism.
erectus emerges from Africa.
||Archaic sapiens is one of the oldest fossil
humans found in Europe.
man coexists with Cro-Magnon man in Western Europe.
man returns from a hunt in the Dordogne region of France.
Late Stone Age European artist crafts a figurine. Homo sapiens
sapiens spread over the world, entering North America over the
Bering land bridge.
large North American animals, such as this woolly rhino, become extinct,
perhaps due to overhunting by humans.
European Home sapiens sapiens
kill a mammoth. Three different species
of humans coexist: Neanderthal man (Homo
sapiens neanderthalensis) in Asia and
eastern Europe, Homo erectus in Asia,
and the relentlessly spreading Homo
today, many scientists believe we
are in the midst of another mass species
extinction, caused by humans, which threatens
Earth's glorious biodiversity.