The Evolution of Primates
Characteristics and Evolution of Primates
All primates exhibit adaptations for climbing trees and have evolved into two main groups: Prosimians and Anthropoids.
Early Human Evolution
Modern humans and chimpanzees evolved from a common hominoid ancestor that diverged approximately 6 million years ago.
The hominin Australopithecus evolved 4 million years ago and is believed to be in the ancestral line of the genus Homo.
The human genus Homo, which includes modern humans as well as extinct human relatives, appeared around 2.3 million years ago.