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Modern humans developed over a period of millions of years.  Here is a summary of what we know based on fossil records.


  • Lived from 4.5 million to 1 million B.C.
  • Found in eastern Africa.
  • First human like creature to walk up right.

Homo Habilis:

Homo Habilis
  • Lived from about 2.5 million to 1.5 million B.C.
  • Found in East Africa.
  • First to make stones.

Homo Erectus:

Homo Erectus
  • Lived from 1.6 million to 250,000 million B.C.
  • Found in Africa, Asia and Europe.
  • First to move out of Africa.

Homo Sapiens (modern day humans):

Homo Sapiens
  • Has live from 400,000 B,C. to the present.
  • Early homo sapiens found in Africa, Europe, and Asia.
  • Physically modern humans

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