Human evolution

@article{Wood1996HumanE,
  title={Human evolution},
  author={B. Wood},
  journal={BioEssays},
  year={1996},
  volume={18}
}
  • B. Wood
  • Published 1996
  • BioEssays
  • The common ancestor of modern humans and the great apes is estimated to have lived between 5 and 8 Myrs ago, but the earliest evidence in the human, or hominid, fossil record is Ardipithecus ramidus, from a 4.5 Myr Ethiopian site. This genus was succeeded by Australopithecus, within which four species are presently recognised. All combine a relatively primitive postcranial skeleton, a dentition with expanded chewing teeth and a small brain. The most primitive species in our own genus, Homo… CONTINUE READING