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- ForwardLv 61 month ago
Modern man - 100,000 years old.
- ?Lv 51 month ago
It depends on what exactly you mean by human.
The oldest Homo sapiens fossil we have currently found are somewhere between 280,000 and 350,000 years old (315kya +/- 34kya).
However, those we identify as anatomically modern human, Homo sapiens sapiens, are dated back to around 200,000 years ago by mtDNA analysis. The older fossils may be Homo sapiens sapiens, but we can't rule out the possibility that they weren't of a separate closely related subspecies.
The other way to look at it is that any species in the Homo genus may be classified as a human, they are often referred to as archaic humans. The oldest known Homo habilis fossils date to between 1.65 million to 2.3 million years ago.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
JazSinc got it right again.
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- CRRLv 71 month ago
A bit more than 6 thousand years, since the beginning of creation.
- JazSincLv 71 month ago
'bout 300,000 years old, but those guys may not have been the same subspecies as us. For a more modern look, that'd be the Omo fossils of about 195,000 years ago.
- az_lenderLv 71 month ago
Current scholarship suggests 200,000 years ago as the first appearance of skeletons of modern Homo Sapiens.
Depends on your definition of human.
If you include all H. groups then you're looking at several hundred thousand years, minimum.
Conversely, if you trust a collection of writings compiled by Anthropocene scribes and goatherds, then it's somewhere around 6000 years.
- Anonymous1 month ago
I'm 70 this year. Why do you need to know this?