posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 05:49 PM
Originally posted by Byrd
Actually, they did. H. sapiens (archaic) is at least that old; Australopithecus is up to 4 million years old.
It seems like it's just a terminology thing, because some people consider humans as any 'homo' species. If that's the case then that is correct, I
guess I've always just referred to humans as homo sapiens. Australopithecus isn't a homo species however, so I don't think they'd count as humans
because they aren't even the same genus.
Maybe this chart is a little outdated, but I see homo sapiens emerging around 200,000 years ago. 800K was when homo erectus and homo antecessor
ruled. Perhaps a better word would be modern humans when describing the more recent evolutionary development of our species I suppose. Thanks for
clearing that up
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