The Age of Humans 3.3 mya

5c The Age of Humans 3.3 mya to 5k

The Beginning of Pre-history (3.3m-5.3k)

🔵 QUATERNARY PERIOD 2.5 *

🔹PLEISTOCENE EPOCH (ICE AGE)2.58

The Paleolithic (Stone) Age

🔹Homo erectus (Hominin)2.5

GENUS HOMO 2.4

👤Homo habilis 2.3

Acheulean lithics appear along with Homo erectus, some 1.8 million years ago, replacing the more primitive Oldowan industry used by A. garhi and by the earliest species of Homo

The Ice Age lasts nearly 2 million years

MODERN MAN

🔺H.heidelbergensis 800 lives in Africa & Europe for 500 years

🔹MIDDLE PLEISTOCENE EPOCH 780

🔺H.neanderthalensis 430

Oldest surviving early human footprints 325

👤ROOT ANCESTOR / AMH 315  (Speciation begins) H.sapiens

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