posted on May, 21 2007 @ 07:13 PM
"Finding a broken skull here, a jaw there, scholars at first believed that man originated in Asia, some 500,00 years ago. But as older fossils were
found,it became evident that the mills of evolution grind much, much slower. Man's ancestor apes are now placed at a staggering 25,000,000 years
ago. Discoveries in East Africa reval a transition to manlike apes (hominids) some 14,000,000 years ago. It was about 11,000,000 years LATER that the
first ape-man worthy of the classification "Homo" appeared there.
The first being considered to be truely man-like-"Advanced Australopithecus"-existed in the same parts of Africa some 2,000,000 years ago. It took
yet ANOTHER million years to produce Homo-Erectus. Finally, after another 900,00 years, the first primitive man appeared; he is named Neanderthal
after the site where his remains were first found....
Then, suddenly and inexplicably, some 35,000 years ago, a new race of men--Homo Sapiens ("thinking man") ---appeared as if from nowhere, and swept
Neanderthal Man from the face of the Earth."
Book: The 12th Planet