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Human Ancestors | by Sebastian Niedlich (Grabthar)
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Human Ancestors

Nine models of human ancestors . Well, technically that's not right because folks like the Neanderthal guy weren't ancestors of the Homo sapiens. It's prolly better to just call them hominids.


Top row, from left to right:

Australopithecus anamensis (lived 4.2 to 3.8 million years ago)

Kenyanthropus platyops (lived 3.5 to 3.2 million years ago)

Australopithecus afarensis (lived 3.7 to 2.9 million years ago, one of those was called "Lucy")


Middle row, from left to right:

Australopithecus africanus (lived 3 to 2 million years ago)

Homo rudolfensis (lived 2.5 to 1.8 million years ago)

Homo habilis (lived 2.33 to 1.44 million years ago)


Bottom row, from left to right:

Paranthropus boisei (lived 2.5 to 1.1 million years ago)

Homo erectus (lived 1.8 to 300,000 years ago)

Homo neanderthalensis (lived 400,000 to 30,000 years ago)


Part of the "Museum Of Natural History" set.

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Uploaded on March 5, 2010