Here is a good time table based on primate fossils available. First primatelike mammals ap

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Here is a good time table based on primate fossils available. First primate-like mammals appear perhaps 66 million years ago. First true primates appear about 52 million years ago. These animals resemble modern lemurs and galagos in some respects. First anthropoid primate (monkey and ape group) appear about 35 million years ago. First true apes emerge in the late Oligocene/early Miocene, about 28 million years ago. First hominids (humans) appear 6 million years ago. Homo habilis 2.4 million years ago Homo erectus 1.6 million years ago Homo sapiens (early archaic forms) 200,000 years ago Modern Homo sapiens, say 35,000 years ago. Enough gene flow has been maintained between human populations to prevent speciation from occurring. Human adaptation is primarily though culture these days and not biology. For this reason, biological evolution is less diversifying. Amerindians have been separated from other human populations no more than 10000 years ago. -- Philip Nicholls "To ask a question, Department of Anthropology you must first know SUNY Albany most of the answer." pn8886@thor.albany.edu

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