Evolution of Modern Humans: Early Modern Homo sapiens
genus Homo for ~ 2.5 million yrs, with the Homo habilis,the beginning of a long line that leads to us. A successor Homo habilis Homo ergaster -2.3 million yrs, native to Africa, Homo erectus -1.8 million yrs ago in Asia Homo heidelbergensis - 700k yrs, Neanderthal 250k yrs, & Homo sapiens estimated to be between 160k - 200kyrs
So far we have unearthed fossil evidence from more than 20 different human-like species, known as hominins, who are more closely related to humans than any of the apes alive today. Meet some of our oldest relatives below and discover what insights they can provide about our own evolution.