Hominid Evolution

Hominids

Sahelanthropus tchadensis (7-6 mya)

Orrorin tugensis (6 mya)

Ardipithecus kadabba (5.8-5.2 mya)

Ardipithecus ramidus (4.4 mya)

Australopithecus anamensis (4.2-3.9 mya)

Australopithecus africanus (3.3-2.1 mya)

Homo Erectus (2.6-2.2 mya)

Australopithecus garhi (2.5 million years ago)

Homo habilis (2.4-1.6 mya)

Australopithecus boisei (2.2-1.3 mya)

Australopithecus robustus (2.2-1.3 mya)

Homo heidelbergensis (in Europe by 800 kya)

Early archaic Homo sapiens (400 – 120 kya)

Early Modern Homo sapiens (200-100 kya)

Neandertals (130-30 kya)

Epochs

Miocene (24-5 million years ago)

Pliocene (5-1.8 million years ago)

Pleistocene (1.8-.01 million years ago)

Holocene (.01-present)