Human Origins: How Hominids Evolved (Infographic) By Ross Toro, Infographic Artist   |   April 21, 2014

Human Origins: How Hominids Evolved (Infographic)

Human Origins: How Hominids Evolved (Infographic) By Ross Toro, Infographic Artist April 2014

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The tree of human evolution according to German evolutionary biologist Ernst Haeckel, Today, thanks to DNA, we know a bit more about our origins.

There are progressions of species changing over time. --- Three Main Pieces of Evidence Supporting Evolution

Many primate fossils are not direct ancestors but branches that ultimately became extinct. This diagram shows approximately when some of the key splits occurred.

Human evolution

Human evolution

So far we have unearthed fossil evidence from more than 20 different human-like species, known as hominins, who are more closely related to humans than any of the apes alive today.     Meet some of our oldest relatives below and discover what insights they can provide about our own evolution.

From left to right, reconstructions of Australopithecus ramidus, early and late Homo erectus, Homo heidelbergensis, a Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) and a modern human (Homo sapiens).

Researchers used fMRI with representational similarity analysis to search for a neural code consistent with semantic false memory. They found clear evidence that false memories emerge from a similarity-based neural code in the temporal pole - region that has been called the semantic hub of the brain

Atmospheric evidence for a global secular increase in carbon isotopic discrimination of land photosynthesis

Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives.

How China is rewriting the book on human origins : Nature News & Comment