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Nick asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 3 months ago

How long has the human race existed?

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago
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    All living humans belong to the same species, Homo sapiens. The oldest fossil record of H. sapiens is found in Africa, and it is dated to 150,000 to 200,000 years ago. Using DNA, scientists dated Mitochondrial Eve at a slightly older age of 250,000. Therefore the best estimate is that we evolved as a species in Africa about 150,000 to 200,000 years ago. Our ancestor, H. erectus, first evolved 1.8 million years ago. H. erectus invented fire and bulit boats or rafts, and it is also the first species of hominids that migrated out of Africa. The H. erectus population in Europe later evolved into Neanderthals, while those in Asia may have given rise to the Hobbit, a species of dwarf humans with the scientific name of Homo floresiensis.

    • Nick
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      3 months agoReport

      I guess the answer to this question really depends on one's definition of 'human'

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    No other at all in my opinion

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  • 3 months ago

    The earliest fossils of anatomically modern humans are from the Middle Paleolithic, about 200,000 years ago, such as the Omo remains of Ethiopia.

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  • 3 months ago

    200 years....... when the USA was created

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  • 3 months ago

    Roughly 200,000 years.

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