CHAPTER 7

Or CHAPTER 107: THE LAST FEW TEN-MILLION YEARS

(30 – 3 MILLION YEARS AGO)

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Over the last ten million years, a clade of apes called hominins adapted to cooler, drier African environments outside of the rain forests. These bipedal apes were the earliest human ancestors that we do not share with any other animals.

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I.  Introduction

II.  The Miocene World

III.  Fossil Apes

IV.  Hominins

V.  Ape Nature, Human Nature

VI.  Summary

VII.  Human Ancestor Gallery

VIII.  Chapter 7 Margin Notes (Blog Posts)

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