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Encyclopedia > List of human evolution fossils

The following charts give a brief overview of several notable primate fossil finds relating to human evolution. As there are thousands of fossils, this overview is not meant to be complete, but does show some of the most important finds. The fossils are arranged by approximate age as determined by radiometric dating and/or incremental dating. The species name represents current consensus, when there is no clear scientific consensus the other possible classifications are indicated; deprecated classifications may be found on the fossil's page. Not all the fossils shown are considered direct ancestors to Homo sapiens but are very closely related to direct ancestors and are therefore important to the study of the lineage. Families 15, See classification A primate is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all the species commonly related to the lemurs, monkeys, and apes, with the latter category including humans. ... For other uses, see Fossil (disambiguation). ... For the history of humans on Earth, see History of the world. ... Radiometric dating (often called radioactive dating) is a technique used to date materials, based on a comparison between the observed abundance of particular naturally occurring radioactive isotopes and their known decay rates. ... Incremental dating techniques allow the construction of year-by-year annual chronologies, which can be fixed ( linked to the present day and thus calendar or sidereal time) or floating. ... Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man) is the scientific name for the human species. ...

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More than 4 million years old

Image Name Age Species Date
discovered
Place Discovered by
Eosimias sinensis image 45 mya Eosimias sinensis 1985 China Lin Yipu
Aegyptopithecus zeuxis
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Skulls Unlimited
DPC 2803 >31 mya Aegyptopithecus zeuxis 1941 Egypt Elwyn Simons
Proconsul africanus
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Skulls Unlimited
KNM RU 7290 18 mya Proconsul africanus 1948 Kenya Mary Leakey
Image KNM WK 16999 16-18 mya Afropithecus turkanensis 1986 Kenya Richard Leakey
Image KNM WK 16950 16-18 mya Turkanapithecus kalakolensis 1986 Kenya Richard Leakey
Image IGF 11778 8 mya Oreopithecus bambolii 1872 Italy Paul Gervais
Image IVPP PA644 8 mya Lufengpithecus lufengensis 1978 China
Sivapithecus indicus
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Skulls Unlimited
GSP 15000 8 mya Sivapithecus indicus 1979 Pakistan D. Pilbeam and S. M. Ibrahim Shah
Image TM 266 (Toumai) 7 mya Sahelanthropus tchadensis 2001 Chad Alain Beauvilain, Fanone Gongdibe, Mahamat Adoum and Ahounta Djimdoumalbaye

Binomial name Aegyptopithecus zeuxis Aegyptopithecus, also called the Dawn Ape, is an early fossil catarrhine that predates the divergence between hominoids (apes) and Old World monkeys. ... Binomial name Proconsul africanus Hopwood, 1933b Proconsul africanus is the first species of the Miocene-era fossil genus of primate to be discovered (see under Proconsul) and was named by Arthur Hopwood, an associate of Louis Leakey, in 1933. ... Replica of an Australopithecus boisei skull discovered by Mary Leakey in 1959 Mary Leakey (February 6, 1913 – December 9, 1996) was a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first skull of a fossil ape on Rusinga Island and also a noted robust Australopithecine called Zinjanthropus at Olduvai. ... Binomial name Afropithecus was a primate that lived in Africa and Saudi Arabia during the early to middle Miocene. ... Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (born 19 December 1944 in Nairobi, Kenya), is a Kenyan paleontologist and conservationist. ... Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (born 19 December 1944 in Nairobi, Kenya), is a Kenyan paleontologist and conservationist. ... Binomial name Oreopithecus bambolii Gervais, 1872 The Swamp Ape (Oreopithecus bambolii) is a prehistoric primate species from the Miocene epoch whose fossils have been found in Italy (Tuscany and Sardinia) and in East Africa. ... Paul Gervais (September 26, 1816 - February 10, 1879) was a French palaeontologist. ... Binomial name Sivapithecus indicus Sivapithecus indicus is an extinct primate and a possible ancestor to the modern orangutan. ... Binomial name Brunet et al, 2002 Sahelanthropus tchadensis is a fossil ape, thought to have lived approximately 7 million years ago. ... Binomial name Brunet et al, 2002 Sahelanthropus tchadensis is a fossil ape, thought to have lived approximately 7 million years ago. ...

3 million - 4 million years old

Name Age Species Date
discovered
Place Discovered by
Laetoli footprint
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Origins
Laetoli Footprint 3.7 mya Bipedal hominid 1976 Tanzania Mary Leakey
LH 4
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Origins
LH 4 3.6 - 3.8 mya Australopithecus afarensis 1974 Tanzania Mary Leakey
KNM-WT 40000
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Origins
KNM WT 40000 3.5 mya Kenyanthropus platyops 1999 Kenya Justus Erus
Stw 573 (Little foot) 3.3 mya Australopithecus ? 1994 South Africa Ronald J. Clarke
DIK-1 (Selam) 3.3 mya Australopithecus afarensis 2000 Ethiopia Zeresenay Alemseged
AL 200-1 3 - 3.2 mya Australopithecus afarensis 1975 Ethiopia Donald Johanson
AL 129-1 3 - 3.2 mya Australopithecus afarensis November 1973 Ethiopia Donald Johanson
K 12 (Abel) Australopithecus bahrelghazali 1995 Chad Michel Brunet
AL 288-1 (Lucy) 3.2 mya Australopithecus afarensis November 30, 1974 Ethiopia Donald Johanson
AL444-2
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Origins
AL 444-2 3 mya Australopithecus afarensis 1991 Ethiopia Bill Kimbel

The Plio-Pleistocene site of Laetoli in Tanzania is famous for its hominid footprints, preserved in volcanic ash (Site G). ... For other uses of mya, see mya (disambiguation). ... A hominid is any member of the biological family Hominidae (the great apes), including the extinct and extant humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. ... Replica of an Australopithecus boisei skull discovered by Mary Leakey in 1959 Mary Leakey (February 6, 1913 – December 9, 1996) was a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first skull of a fossil ape on Rusinga Island and also a noted robust Australopithecine called Zinjanthropus at Olduvai. ... Binomial name Johanson & White, 1978 Australopithecus afarensis is an extinct hominid which lived between 3. ... Replica of an Australopithecus boisei skull discovered by Mary Leakey in 1959 Mary Leakey (February 6, 1913 – December 9, 1996) was a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first skull of a fossil ape on Rusinga Island and also a noted robust Australopithecine called Zinjanthropus at Olduvai. ... Binomial name Leakey et al. ... Little Foot is the nickname given to an extraordinarily complete fossil hominin skeleton found in 1994-1998 in the cave system of Sterkfontein, South Africa. ... For the song by Modest Mouse, see Sad Sappy Sucker. ... Ronald J. Clarke is an paleoanthropologist most notable for the discovery of Little Foot, an extraordinary complete skeleton of Australopithecus, in the Sterkfontein Caves. ... Selam (DIK-1/1) is the fossilized skull and other skeletal remains of a 3-year-old Australopithecus afarensis female whose bones were first found in Dikika, Ethiopia in 2000. ... Binomial name Johanson & White, 1978 Australopithecus afarensis is an extinct hominid which lived between 3. ... Zeresenay Alemseged (born 4 June 1969 in Axum, Ethiopia) is an Ethopian paleoanthropologist who discovered the 3. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... AL200-1 is the fossilized upper palate and teeth of the species Australopithecus afarensis. ... Binomial name Johanson & White, 1978 Australopithecus afarensis is an extinct hominid which lived between 3. ... Donald Carl Johanson (born June 28, 1943) is an American paleoanthropologist known for his discovery of the skeleton of a 3. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... AL 129-1 is the fossilized knee joint of the species Australopithecus afarensis. ... Binomial name Johanson & White, 1978 Australopithecus afarensis is an extinct hominid which lived between 3. ... Donald Carl Johanson (born June 28, 1943) is an American paleoanthropologist known for his discovery of the skeleton of a 3. ... Abel is the name given to the first and only specimen ever discovered of Australopithecus bahrelghazali. ... Binomial name Australopithecus bahrelghazali Brunet et al. ... Michel Brunet is a French paleontologist and a professor at the University of Poitiers. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (400x700, 127 KB) Full replica of Lucys (Australopithecus afarensis) remains in the Museo Nacional de Antropología at Mexico City. ... Lucy (also given a second (Amharic) name: ድንቅነሽ dinqineÅ¡, or “Dinkenesh,” meaning “You are beautiful” or you are wonderful[2]) is the common name of AL 288-1, the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton discovered on November 24, 1974 by the International Afar Research Expedition (IARE; director: Maurice Taieb, co-directors... Binomial name Johanson & White, 1978 Australopithecus afarensis is an extinct hominid which lived between 3. ... Donald Carl Johanson (born June 28, 1943) is an American paleoanthropologist known for his discovery of the skeleton of a 3. ... Binomial name Johanson & White, 1978 Australopithecus afarensis is an extinct hominid which lived between 3. ...

2 million - 3 million years old

Name Age Species Date
discovered
Place Discovered by
STS 5
(Mrs. Ples)
2.6 - 2.8 mya Australopithecus africanus 1947 South Africa Robert Broom
STS 14
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Human Origins
STS 14 2.6-2.8 mya Australopithecus africanus 1947 South Africa Robert Broom
STS 52
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Human Origins
STS 52 Australopithecus africanus
STS 71 2.5 mya Australopithecus africanus 1947 South Africa Robert Broom
Taung 1
(Taung Child)
2.5 mya Australopithecus africanus 1924 South Africa Raymond Dart
KNM WT 17000
(The Black Skull)
2.5 mya Paranthropus aethiopicus 1985 Kenya Alan Walker
TM 1517 2 mya Paranthropus robustus 1938 South Africa Gert Terblanche

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Archaeologists at Sterkfontein cave, where Mrs. ... Binomial name Dart, 1925 [1] Australopithecus africanus was an early hominid, an australopithecine, who lived between 2-3 million years ago in the Pliocene. ... Image:Broom R.jpg Robert Broom Prof. ... STS 14 is a fossilized pelvis, vertebral column and fragmentary rib and femur of the species Australopithecus africanus. ... Binomial name Dart, 1925 [1] Australopithecus africanus was an early hominid, an australopithecine, who lived between 2-3 million years ago in the Pliocene. ... Image:Broom R.jpg Robert Broom Prof. ... // Crew James B. Wetherbee (2), Commander Michael A. Baker (2), Pilot Charles L. Veach (2), Mission Specialist 1 William M. Shepherd (3), Mission Specialist 2 Tamara E. Jernigan (2), Mission Specialist 3 Steven G. MacLean (1), Payload Specialist 1 - Canada Mission parameters Mass: Orbiter landing with payload: 97,201 kg... Binomial name Dart, 1925 [1] Australopithecus africanus was an early hominid, an australopithecine, who lived between 2-3 million years ago in the Pliocene. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... STS-71 was a Space Shuttle program mission. ... Binomial name Dart, 1925 [1] Australopithecus africanus was an early hominid, an australopithecine, who lived between 2-3 million years ago in the Pliocene. ... Image:Broom R.jpg Robert Broom Prof. ... Image File history File links Taung1f. ... Taung Child refers to the fossil of a skull specimen of Australopithecus africanus. ... Binomial name Dart, 1925 [1] Australopithecus africanus was an early hominid, an australopithecine, who lived between 2-3 million years ago in the Pliocene. ... Raymond Dart, holding the Taung Child skull Raymond Dart (February 4, 1893–22 November 1988) was an Australian anatomist and anthropologist best known for his discovery in 1924 of a fossil of Australopithecus at Taung in Northwestern South Africa. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... WT 17000 front view WT 17000 3/4 view WT 17000 left view KNM WT 17000 (AKA The Black Skull) is a fossilized skull of the species Paranthropus aethiopicus. ... Binomial name †Paranthropus aethiopicus (Olson, 1985) Paranthropus aethiopicus is an extinct species of Paranthropus. ... Professor Alan Walker (born August 23, 1938), is the Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Biology at Pennsylvania State University. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... TM 1517 is a fossilized skull and lower mandible of the species Paranthropus robustus. ... Binomial name Paranthropus robustus Broom, 1938 Paranthropus robustus was originally discovered in Southern Africa in 1938. ...

1 million - 2 million years old

Name Age Species Date
discovered
Place Discovered by
KNM ER 1813 1.9 mya Homo habilis 1973 Kenya Kamoya Kimeu
KNM ER 1470 1.9 mya Homo rudolfensis 1972 Kenya Richard Leakey
SK 48 1.8 mya Paranthropus robustus 1948 South Africa Robert Broom
OH 24
(Twiggy)
1.8 mya Homo habilis 1968 Tanzania Peter Nzube
OH 8 Image
of hand at
Modern Human
Origins
OH 8 1.8 mya Homo habilis 1960 Tanzania
OH 5
(Zinj or
nutcracker man)
1.8 mya Paranthropus boisei 1959 Tanzania Mary Leakey
D 2700 1.8 mya Homo georgicus 2001 Georgia
OH 7 1.75 mya Homo habilis 1960 Tanzania Jonathan Leakey
KNM ER 3733 1.75 mya Homo ergaster 1975 Kenya Bernard Ngeneo
KNM ER 1805 1.74 mya Homo habilis Koobi Fora, Kenya
STW 53
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Origins
StW 53 1.5 - 2 mya Homo habilis sensu Lato
or
unclassified
see Grine et al. 1996
1976 South Africa A. R. Hughes
SK 847
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Origins
SK 847 1.5 - 2 mya Homo habilis sensu Lato
or
unclassified
see Grine et al. 1996
1949 South Africa
DNH 7
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Origins
DNH 7
(Eurydice)
1.5 - 2 mya Paranthropus robustus 1994 South Africa André Keyser
SK 46 1.5-2 mya Paranthropus robustus 1949 South Africa Robert Broom
OH 13 1.7 mya Homo habilis 1963 Tanzania N. Mbuika
KNM ER 406 1.7 mya Paranthropus boisei 1969 Kenya Richard Leakey
KNM ER 732 1.7 mya Paranthropus boisei 1970 Kenya Richard Leakey
KNM ER 23000
KNM WT 17400 1.7 mya Paranthropus boisei Kenya
KNM WT 15000
(Turkana Boy)
1.6 mya Homo erectus
or
Homo ergaster
1984 Kenya Kamoya Kimeu
KNM ER 3883 1.4 - 1.6 mya Homo erectus Kenya Richard Leakey
Peninj Mandible 1.5 mya Paranthropus boisei 1964 Tanzania Richard Leakey
Chellean OH 9
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Origins
OH 9
(Chellean Man)
1.5 mya Homo erectus 1960 Tanzania Louis Leakey
KNM ER 992 1.5 mya Homo ergaster 1971 Kenya Richard Leakey
KGA 10-525 1.4 mya Paranthropus boisei 1993 Ethiopia A. Amzaye

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... KNM ER 1813 is the fossilized skull of the species Homo habilis. ... Binomial name Leakey et al, 1964 Homo habilis (pronounced ) (handy man, skillful person) is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2. ... Kamoya Kimeu, (born c. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Binomial name †Homo rudolfensis Alexeev, 1986 Homo rudolfensis is a fossil hominin species proposed in 1986 by V. P. Alexeev for the specimen Skull 1470 (KNM ER 1470). ... Binomial name †Homo rudolfensis Alexeev, 1986 Homo rudolfensis is a fossil hominin species proposed in 1986 by V. P. Alexeev for the specimen Skull 1470 (KNM ER 1470)[1]. Originally thought to be a member of the species Homo habilis, the fossil was the center of much debate concerning its... Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (born 19 December 1944 in Nairobi, Kenya), is a Kenyan paleontologist and conservationist. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... SK 48 is a fossilized skull of the species Paranthropus robustus. ... Binomial name Paranthropus robustus Broom, 1938 Paranthropus robustus was originally discovered in Southern Africa in 1938. ... Image:Broom R.jpg Robert Broom Prof. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... OH 24 (nicknaed Twiggy) is a fossilized skull of the species Homo habilis. ... Binomial name Leakey et al, 1964 Homo habilis (pronounced ) (handy man, skillful person) is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2. ... Binomial name Leakey et al, 1964 Homo habilis (pronounced ) (handy man, skillful person) is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... OH 5 (also known as Zinj or nutcracker man) is a fossilized skull of the species Paranthropus boisei. ... Binomial name †Paranthropus boisei (Mary Leakey, 1959) Paranthropus boisei (originally called Zinjanthropus boisei and then Australopithecus boisei until recently) was an early hominid and described as the largest of the Paranthropus species. ... Replica of an Australopithecus boisei skull discovered by Mary Leakey in 1959 Mary Leakey (February 6, 1913 – December 9, 1996) was a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first skull of a fossil ape on Rusinga Island and also a noted robust Australopithecine called Zinjanthropus at Olduvai. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... OH 7 is a fossilized lower jaw and two parietal bones of the species Homo habilis. ... Binomial name Leakey et al, 1964 Homo habilis (pronounced ) (handy man, skillful person) is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Dr. Benard Wood of George Washington University (U.S.A.) considers KNM ER 3733 as a fossilized skull of the species Homo ergaster, although some paleoanthropologists consider it to be Homo erectus. ... Binomial name †Homo ergaster Groves & Mazak, 1975 Homo ergaster (working man) is an extinct hominid species (or subspecies, according to some authorities) which lived throughout eastern and southern Africa between 1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... KNM ER 1805 is several pieces of a fossilized skull of the species Homo habilis. ... Binomial name Leakey et al, 1964 Homo habilis (pronounced ) (handy man, skillful person) is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2. ... Koobi Fora is an archeological site on the east side of Lake Turkana in Eastern Africa. ... Binomial name Leakey et al, 1964 Homo habilis (pronounced ) (handy man, skillful person) is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2. ... Binomial name Leakey et al, 1964 Homo habilis (pronounced ) (handy man, skillful person) is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2. ... Binomial name Paranthropus robustus Broom, 1938 Paranthropus robustus was originally discovered in Southern Africa in 1938. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... SK 46 is the fossilized partial cranium and palate of the species Paranthropus robustus. ... Binomial name Paranthropus robustus Broom, 1938 Paranthropus robustus was originally discovered in Southern Africa in 1938. ... Image:Broom R.jpg Robert Broom Prof. ... Binomial name Leakey et al, 1964 Homo habilis (pronounced ) (handy man, skillful person) is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2. ... Image File history File links ER406f. ... KNM ER 406 is a fossilized skull of the species Paranthropus boisei. ... Binomial name †Paranthropus boisei (Mary Leakey, 1959) Paranthropus boisei (originally called Zinjanthropus boisei and then Australopithecus boisei until recently) was an early hominid and described as the largest of the Paranthropus species. ... Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (born 19 December 1944 in Nairobi, Kenya), is a Kenyan paleontologist and conservationist. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Binomial name †Paranthropus boisei (Mary Leakey, 1959) Paranthropus boisei (originally called Zinjanthropus boisei and then Australopithecus boisei until recently) was an early hominid and described as the largest of the Paranthropus species. ... Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (born 19 December 1944 in Nairobi, Kenya), is a Kenyan paleontologist and conservationist. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Binomial name †Paranthropus boisei (Mary Leakey, 1959) Paranthropus boisei (originally called Zinjanthropus boisei and then Australopithecus boisei until recently) was an early hominid and described as the largest of the Paranthropus species. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 583 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (747 × 768 pixel, file size: 57 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) turkana boy This image is from the website of the Smithsonian Institution [1] and may be copyrighted. ... Turkana Boy or Nariokotome Boy is the designation given to fossil KNM-WT 15000[1], a nearly complete skeleton of an 11- or 12-year-old hominid boy who died 1. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Binomial name †Homo ergaster Groves & Mazak, 1975 Homo ergaster (working man) is an extinct hominid species (or subspecies, according to some authorities) which lived throughout eastern and southern Africa between 1. ... Kamoya Kimeu, (born c. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (born 19 December 1944 in Nairobi, Kenya), is a Kenyan paleontologist and conservationist. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Peninj Mandible is the fossilized lower jaw and teeth of the species Paranthropus boisei. ... Binomial name †Paranthropus boisei (Mary Leakey, 1959) Paranthropus boisei (originally called Zinjanthropus boisei and then Australopithecus boisei until recently) was an early hominid and described as the largest of the Paranthropus species. ... Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (born 19 December 1944 in Nairobi, Kenya), is a Kenyan paleontologist and conservationist. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Louis Leakey examining skulls from Olduvai Gorge Map of Kenya. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... KNM ER 992 is a fossilized lower jaw from the species Homo ergaster. ... Binomial name †Homo ergaster Groves & Mazak, 1975 Homo ergaster (working man) is an extinct hominid species (or subspecies, according to some authorities) which lived throughout eastern and southern Africa between 1. ... Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (born 19 December 1944 in Nairobi, Kenya), is a Kenyan paleontologist and conservationist. ... Binomial name †Paranthropus boisei (Mary Leakey, 1959) Paranthropus boisei (originally called Zinjanthropus boisei and then Australopithecus boisei until recently) was an early hominid and described as the largest of the Paranthropus species. ...

100,000 - 1 million years old

Name Age Species Date
discovered
Place Discovered by
Sangiran 4 < 1 mya Homo erectus 1939 Indonesia GHR von Koenigswald
Sangiran 2
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Origins
Sangiran 2 0.7-1.6 mya Homo erectus 1937 Indonesia GHR von Koenigswald
Trinil 2
Pithecanthropus-1
or
Java Man
.7 - 1 mya Homo erectus 1891 Indonesia Eugene Dubois
Atapuerca, Gran Dolina TD6 780k - 858k Homo antecessor
or
Homo erectus
1994 España Bermúdez & Arsuaga
Ternifine 2-3 700k Homo erectus 1954 Algeria C. Arsmbourg
Sangiran 17
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Origins
Sangiran 17 700k Homo erectus 1969 Indonesia S. Sartono
Hexian PA830
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Origins
Hexian 400-500k Homo erectus 1980 China
Zhoukoudian XII
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Origins
Zhoukoudian 230-460k Homo erectus 1930's China Davidson Black
Bodo
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Origins
Bodo 600k Homo heidelbergensis
or
Homo erectus
1976 Ethiopia A. Asfaw
Mauer 1
(Heidelberg Man)
500k Homo heidelbergensis 1907 Germany
Ndutu
Sale
Arago XXI
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Modern Human
Origins
Arago 21
(Tautavel Man)
400k Homo heidelbergensis
or
Homo erectus
1971 France Henry de Lumley
Steinheim
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Origins
Steinheim Skull 350k Homo heidelbergensis
or
Homo neanderthalensis
1933 Germany
Petralona 1
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Origins
Petralona 1 250 - 500k Homo erectus
or
Homo rhodesiensis
1960 Greece
Swanscombe Man 250k Homo heidelbergensis
or
Homo neanderthalensis
1935 England Alvan T Marston
Ngandong 7 250k Homo heidelbergensis
or
Homo erectus
1931 Indonesia C. ter Haar and G. H. R. von Koenigswald
Broken Hill 1
(Kabwe Cranium
or
Rhodesian Man)
125k - 300k Homo rhodesiensis
or
Homo heidelbergensis
1921 Zambia Tom Zwiglaar
Dali
image at
Modern Human
Origins
Dali (fossil) 209k Homo heidelbergensis
or
Homo sapiens
1978 China Shuntang Liu
LH 18 Homo sapiens 1976 Tanzania Mary Leakey
Omo 1
Image at
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Origins
Omo 1 190 kya Homo sapiens 1967-1974 Ethiopia Richard Leakey
Omo II
Image at
Modern Human
Origins
Omo 2  ? Homo rhodesiensis
or
'Homo sapiens
 ? Ethiopia Richard Leakey
Herto skull
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ABC Science
Herto remains 160 kya Homo sapiens idaltu 1997 - 2003 Middle Awash Ethiopia Tim White
Jebel Irhoud 1 160 kya Homo sapiens circa 1991 Jebel Irhoud, Morocco
Jebel Irhoud 2 160 kya Homo sapiens circa 1991 Jebel Irhoud, Morocco
Jebel Irhoud 3
Mandible
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PhysOrg.com
Jebel Irhoud 3 160 kya Homo sapiens circa 1991 Jebel Irhoud, Morocco
Jebel Irhoud 4 160 kya Homo sapiens after 1991 Jebel Irhoud, Morocco
Tabun 1
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Origins
Tabun C1 120k Homo neanderthalensis 1967-1972 Israel Jelinek

Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Professor Dr. Gustav Heinrich Ralph (often cited as G. H. R.) von Koenigswald (1902-1982) was a distinguished paleontologist and geologist who conducted research on hominins, including Homo erectus. ... Sangiran 2 is the fossilized upper cranium of the species Homo erectus. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Professor Dr. Gustav Heinrich Ralph (often cited as G. H. R.) von Koenigswald (1902-1982) was a distinguished paleontologist and geologist who conducted research on hominins, including Homo erectus. ... Trinil 2 is the fossilized upper cranium of the species Homo erectus. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Eugene Dubois (January 28, 1858 - December 16, 1940) was a Dutch anthropologist, who earned world-wide fame with the discovery of Homo erectus in Java in 1891. ... Atapuerca, also known as Sierra de Atapuerca or Sierra Atapuerca, is an ancient karst topography region of Spain, containing several caves such as the Gran Dolina site, where fossils and stone tools of the one of the earliest known hominids in Europe have been found, dating to between 780,000... Binomial name †Homo antecessor Bermudez de Castro et al. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Spain is a constitutional monarchy, with a hereditary monarch and a bicameral parliament, the Cortes Generales or National Assembly. ... Juan Luis Arsuaga Ferreras (Madrid, 1959) doctor and bachelor in Biological Sciences in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, hes the head of department of professors of Palaeontology Department in this university too . ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site - the Caves (taken in July 2004) Zhoukoudian or Choukoutien (周口店) is a cave system near Beijing in China. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Davidson Black Dr. Davidson Black (1884 – 1934) was a Canadian paleoanthropologist, best known for his discovery of Sinanthropus pekinensis (now Homo erectus pekinensis). ... Binomial name †Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908 Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo and the direct ancestor of Homo neanderthalensis in Europe. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Mauer 1 is a fossilized lower jaw from the species Homo heidelbergensis. ... Binomial name †Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908 Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo and the direct ancestor of Homo neanderthalensis in Europe. ... Binomial name †Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908 Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo and the direct ancestor of Homo neanderthalensis in Europe. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... The Steinheim skull is the a fossilized humanoid skull found near Steinheim an der Murr (20 km north of Stuttgart, Germany). ... Binomial name †Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908 Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo and the direct ancestor of Homo neanderthalensis in Europe. ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Homo rhodesiensis (AKA Rhodesian Man, or Broken Hill Skull) is a homo species resembling Homo neandertalis, but whose remains were found in Africa. ... Barnfield Pit is the site of a gravel quarry near the village of Swanscombe in the north west of the English county of Kent. ... Binomial name †Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908 Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo and the direct ancestor of Homo neanderthalensis in Europe. ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Binomial name †Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908 Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo and the direct ancestor of Homo neanderthalensis in Europe. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Professor Dr. Gustav Heinrich Ralph (often cited as G. H. R.) von Koenigswald (1902-1982) was a distinguished paleontologist and geologist who conducted research on hominins, including Homo erectus. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Rhodesian Man, frequently classified as Homo rhodesiensis is a hominin fossil that was described from a cranium found in an iron and zinc mine in Broken Hill Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia) in 1921 by Tom Zwiglaar, a Swiss miner. ... Homo rhodesiensis (AKA Rhodesian Man, or Broken Hill Skull) is a homo species resembling Homo neandertalis, but whose remains were found in Africa. ... Binomial name †Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908 Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo and the direct ancestor of Homo neanderthalensis in Europe. ... The Dali Skull, or Dali Man , is a nearly complete fossilized skull of a representative of the genus Homo which lived sometime during the Late Middle Pleistocene period. ... Binomial name †Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908 Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo and the direct ancestor of Homo neanderthalensis in Europe. ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Replica of an Australopithecus boisei skull discovered by Mary Leakey in 1959 Mary Leakey (February 6, 1913 – December 9, 1996) was a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first skull of a fossil ape on Rusinga Island and also a noted robust Australopithecine called Zinjanthropus at Olduvai. ... The Omo remains are a collection of hominid bones, discovered in around the Omo river, Ethiopia by the International Paleontological Research Expedition. ... Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man) is the scientific name for the human species. ... Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (born 19 December 1944 in Nairobi, Kenya), is a Kenyan paleontologist and conservationist. ... The Omo remains are a collection of hominid bones, discovered in around the Omo river, Ethiopia by the International Paleontological Research Expedition. ... Homo rhodesiensis (AKA Rhodesian Man, or Broken Hill Skull) is a homo species resembling Homo neandertalis, but whose remains were found in Africa. ... Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man) is the scientific name for the human species. ... Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (born 19 December 1944 in Nairobi, Kenya), is a Kenyan paleontologist and conservationist. ... Trinomial name †Homo sapiens idaltu White et al, 2003 Homo sapiens idaltu (roughly translated as elderly wise man) is an extinct subspecies of Homo sapiens that lived almost 160,000 years ago in Pleistocene Africa. ... Trinomial name †Homo sapiens idaltu White et al, 2003 Homo sapiens idaltu (roughly translated as elderly wise man) is an extinct subspecies of Homo sapiens that lived almost 160,000 years ago in Pleistocene Africa. ... The Middle Awash is an archaeological site along the Awash River in Ethiopias Afar Depression. ... Tim White (born August 24, 1950 in Los Angeles, California) is an American Paleoanthropologist. ... Jebel Irhoud is an archaeological cave site located near Sidi Moktar, about 100 km west of Marrakesh, Morocco. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Jebel Irhoud is an archaeological cave site located near Sidi Moktar, about 100 km west of Marrakesh, Morocco. ... Jebel Irhoud is an archaeological cave site located near Sidi Moktar, about 100 km west of Marrakesh, Morocco. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Jebel Irhoud is an archaeological cave site located near Sidi Moktar, about 100 km west of Marrakesh, Morocco. ... Jebel Irhoud is an archaeological cave site located near Sidi Moktar, about 100 km west of Marrakesh, Morocco. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Jebel Irhoud is an archaeological cave site located near Sidi Moktar, about 100 km west of Marrakesh, Morocco. ... Jebel Irhoud is an archaeological cave site located near Sidi Moktar, about 100 km west of Marrakesh, Morocco. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Jebel Irhoud is an archaeological cave site located near Sidi Moktar, about 100 km west of Marrakesh, Morocco. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ...

50,000 - 100,000 years old

Name Age Species Date
discovered
Place Discovered by
Klasies
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Origins
Klasies River Caves 125 ky -75 ky Homo sapiens 1960 onwards South Africa Ray Inskeep, Robin Singer, John Wymer, Hilary Deacon
Krapina C
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Origins
Krapina 100K Homo neanderthalensis 1899 Croatia Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger
Skhul V 90-100k Homo sapiens 1933 Es Skhul, Mount Carmel, Israel T. McCown and H. Moivus, Jr.
Qafzeh IX/
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Qafzeh IX 90-100k Homo sapiens / Neanderthal 1933 Qafzeh, Israel T. McCown and H. Moivus, Jr.
Skhul IX Homo sapiens ? Es Skhul, Mount Carmel, Israel
Qafzeh VI
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Origins
Qafzeh VI 90-100k Homo sapiens 1933 Nazareth, Israel T. McCown and H. Moivus, Jr.
La Ferrassie 1 70k Homo neanderthalensis September 17, 1909 France R. Capitan and D. Peyrony
La Quina 5 40-55k Homo neanderthalensis France
La Quina 18 40-55k Homo neanderthalensis France
Mount Circeo 1
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Mt. Circeo 1 40-60k Homo neanderthalensis 1939 Italy Prof. Blanc
Saccopastore 1
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Origins
Saccopastore 1 60k Homo neanderthalensis Italy
Gibraltar 1
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Origins
Gibraltar 1 Homo neanderthalensis Spain
Shanidar 1 60k - 80k Homo neanderthalensis 1961 Iraq Ralph Solecki
Amud 1
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Origins
Amud 1 Homo neanderthalensis Israel
Amud 7
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Origins
Amud 7 Homo neanderthalensis Israel
La Chappelle- aux-Saints 1 60k Homo neanderthalensis August 3, 1908 France A. and J. Bouyssonie and L. Bardon

Klasies River Caves are a series of caves located to the east of the Klasies River mouth on the Tsitsikamma coast in the Humansdorp district of Eastern Cape Province at the southernmost tip of South Africa. ... Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man) is the scientific name for the human species. ... Dr John James Wymer, (5 March 1928 - 10 February 2006) was a British archaeologist and one of the leading experts on the Palaeolithic period. ... Dr Hilary John Deacon, born 1936 in Cape Town, is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa, specialising in the ‘emergence of modern humans’ and African archaeology. ... Krapina is a town in northern Croatia, center of the Krapina-Zagorje county, population 12,950 (2001). ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger was a Croatian geologist, paleontologist and archeologist. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Qafzeh or Kafzeh is a paleoanthropological site at Mount Carmel (Mount Kafzeh) south of Nazareth, Israel. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Es Skhul (meaning kids) is a cave site situated c. ... A view of Mount Carmel in 1894 University of Haifa atop Mount Carmel in 1996 For other uses, see Mount Carmel (disambiguation). ... Qafzeh or Kafzeh is a paleoanthropological site at Mount Carmel (Mount Kafzeh) south of Nazareth, Israel. ... This article is about modern humans. ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... Qafzeh or Kafzeh is a paleoanthropological site at Mount Carmel (Mount Kafzeh) south of Nazareth, Israel. ... Es Skhul (meaning kids) is a cave site situated c. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Es Skhul (meaning kids) is a cave site situated c. ... A view of Mount Carmel in 1894 University of Haifa atop Mount Carmel in 1996 For other uses, see Mount Carmel (disambiguation). ... Qafzeh or Kafzeh is a paleoanthropological site at Mount Carmel (Mount Kafzeh) south of Nazareth, Israel. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Hebrew (Natzrat or Natzeret) Arabic الناصرة (an-Nāṣira) Government City District North Population 64,800[1] Metropolitan Area: 185,000 (2006) Jurisdiction 14 200 dunams (14. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... La Ferrassie 1 is a fossilized skull of the species Homo neanderthalensis. ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Shanidar The cave site of Shanidar is located at the foothills of the Zagros Mountains in north-eastern Iraq. ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... Anthropologist, born in New York City, New York, USA. He joined the faculty at Columbia University (1959–88), and his best-known excavations were at the Neanderthal site at Shanidar Cave in Iraq. ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... La Chappelle-aux Saints 1 (AKA The Old Man) is a fossilized skull of the species Homo neanderthalensis. ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ...

Less than 50,000 years old

Name Age Species Date
discovered
Place Discovered by
Le Moustier 45k Homo neanderthalensis 1909 France
Neanderthal 1
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Origins
Neanderthal 1 40k Homo neanderthalensis 1856 Germany Johann Carl Fuhlrott
Qafzeh VI
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Origins
Jebel Qafzeh 6 92k - 115k or 30k - 55k Homo sapiens 1930's Israel R. Neuville M Stekelis
NG 6 27 - 53k Homo erectus 1931 Indonesia C. ter Haar and GHR von Koenigswald
Hofmeyr Skull 36k Homo sapiens 1952 South Africa
Cro-Magnon 1 30k Homo sapiens 1868 France Louis Lartet
Combe Capelle 30k - 35k Homo sapiens 1909 France O. Hauser
Predmosti 3
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Origins
Predmost 3 26k Homo sapiens 1894 Czechoslovakia K.J. Maska
LB 1 (Hobbit) 18k Homo floresiensis
or
Homo sapiens
or
Homo erectus
or ?
2003 Indonesia
Minatogawa 1
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Origins
Minatogawa 1 16k - 18k Homo sapiens 1970 Japan
Tandou 15k Homo sapiens 1967 Australia Duncan Merrilees
Wadi Kubbaniya 8k - 20k Homo sapiens 1982 Egypt Fred Wendorf
Kow Swamp 1
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Origins
Kow Swamp 1 9k - 13k Homo sapiens 1968 Australia A.G. Thorne
Afalou 13 8k - 12k Homo sapiens 1920's Algeria C. Arambourg
Wadi Halfa 25 6k - 12k Homo sapiens 1963 Sudan G. Armelagos, E. Ewing, D. Greene
Wadjak 1 10k - 12k Homo sapiens 1888 Indonesia Eugene Dubois
Tepexpan 11k Homo sapiens 1947 Mexico H. de Terra
Cerro Sota 2 11k Homo sapiens 1936 Chile Junius Bird
SDM 16704 4.9k - 11.8k Homo sapiens 1929 United States M.J. Rogers
Lo 4b 6k - 9k Homo sapiens 1965-1975 H. Robbins B.M. Lynch
Kerma 27 3.5k Homo sapiens 1913-1916 Sudan G.A. Reisner
Ötzi the Iceman 3.3k Homo sapiens 1991 Ötztal Alps (between Austria and Italy) Helmut and Erika Simon
Five Knolls 18 1.5k - 3.5k Homo sapiens 1925-1929 England
Humboldt Sink <1500 years Homo sapiens United States
SCDG K102 300 - 400 years Homo sapiens 1982 United States C.S. Larsen

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Le Moustier is a fossilized skull of the species Homo neanderthalensis. ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... Johann Carl Fuhlrott was born December 31, 1803 in Leinefelde, Germany, and died October 17, 1877 in Elberfeld, (Wuppertal). ... This article is about modern humans. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... NG 6 is the fossilized upper cranium of the species Homo erectus. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... Professor Dr. Gustav Heinrich Ralph (often cited as G. H. R.) von Koenigswald (1902-1982) was a distinguished paleontologist and geologist who conducted research on hominins, including Homo erectus. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Hofmeyr Skull is a prehistoric fossilized human skull. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Cro-Magnon 1 is a fossilized skull of the species Homo sapiens. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Louis Lartet (1840 - 1899), French geologist and paleontologist, discovered the original Cro-Magnon skeletons. ... Combe-Capelle is a paleolithic site situated in the Couze valley in the Périgord region of Southern France. ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Binomial name P. Brown , 2004 Homo floresiensis (Man of Flores, nicknamed Hobbit) is the name for a possible species in the genus Homo, remarkable for its small body, small brain, and survival until relatively recent times. ... Binomial name P. Brown , 2004 Homo floresiensis (Man of Flores, nicknamed Hobbit) is the name for a possible species in the genus Homo, remarkable for its small body, small brain, and survival until relatively recent times. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Binomial name (Dubois, 1892) Synonyms † Pithecanthropus erectus † Sinanthropus pekinensis † Javanthropus soloensis † Meganthropus paleojavanicus Homo erectus (Latin: upright man) is an extinct species of the genus Homo. ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Eugene Dubois (January 28, 1858 - December 16, 1940) was a Dutch anthropologist, who earned world-wide fame with the discovery of Homo erectus in Java in 1891. ... Tepexpans Center Plaza Tepexpan is the largest town in the Acolman municipality in the State of México in Mexico. ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article is about modern humans. ... Junius Bouton Bird (1907 - 1982) born in Rye, New York, was an American archaeologist who was appointed curator of South American Archaeology at American Museum of Natural History in 1931. ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article is about modern humans. ... “Ötzi” redirects here. ... This article is about modern humans. ... The Ötztal Alps (Ger. ... This article is about modern humans. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Humboldt Sink is an intermittent dry lake bed, approximately 11 mi (18 km) and 4 mi (6 km) across, in northwestern Nevada in the United States. ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article is about modern humans. ...

Abbreviations used in fossil catalog name

  • AL - Afar Locality, Ethiopia
  • ARA-VP - Aramis Vertebrate Paleontology, Ethiopia
  • BOU-VP - Bouri Vertebrate Paleontology, Ethiopia
  • ER - East (Lake) Rudolf, Kenya
  • KGA - Konso-Gardula, Ethiopia
  • KNM - Kenya National Museum
  • KP - Kanapoi, Kenya
  • OH - Olduvai Hominid, Tanzania
  • SK - Swartkrans, South Africa
  • Sts,Stw - Sterkfontein, South Africa
  • TM - Transvaal Museum, South Africa
  • TM - Toros-Menalla, Chad
  • WT - West (Lake) Turkana, Kenya

See also

For the history of humans on Earth, see History of the world. ... List of fossil sites: // ^ http://www. ... This is a very tentative list of vertebrate transitional fossils (fossil remains of a creature that exhibits primitive traits in comparison with more derived life-forms to which it is related). ... This is a list of notable fossils. ... The most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of any set of organisms is the most recent individual from which all organisms in the group are directly descended. ...

References

  • Tattersall, Ian, Schwartz, Jeffery (2000). Extinct Humans. Westview Press, Boulder CO. ISBN 0-8133-3482-9. 
  • Larsen, Clark Spencer, Matter, Robert M, Gebo, Daniel L (1991). Human Origins: the fossil record. Waveland Press, Prospect Heights, IL. ISBN 0-88133-575-4. 
  • Smithsonian Human Origins Program. Retrieved on 2006-08-29.
  • Grine, F.E, Jungers, W.L, Schultz, J. (1996) Phenetic Affinities Among Early Homo Crania from East and South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 30 pp.189-225
This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Human evolutionary genetics studies how one human genome differs from the other, the evolutionary past that gave rise to it, and its current effects. ...

 
 

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