The origins of the early human species are the subject of a number of competing theories, and in the course of the last 30 years, much more evidence has come to light.

__ The Fossil Record - Rudapithecus, the Early Human - From the fossil record, we know that humans were first seen in Africa in the late Miocene. This was a time of relatively less ice meltwater - the water that covers Africa, and the surrounding areas, during the colder seasons of the year. While still at around the same height of evolution as modern humans, those who were in Africa at the time of the Herto flood experienced what would become the first modern humans. In the early Herto, Herto is where the earliest human fossils are found, and with the earliest stone tools that were found. The earliest evidence of an apparent divergence of modern and ‘primitive people’ in Africa is just before the Herto. The origins of the early human species are the subject of a number of competing theories, and in the course of the last 30 years, much more evidence has come to light. The most popular theory of how humans emerged from Africa centers on the Herto flood. However, this flood alone, the oldest human-made flood at the time, has now also been linked to both the development of agriculture on the continent, and the later development of a ‘primitive’ type of human species: Homo erectus. The theory of early Homo erectus origins has a number of limitations: The first issue is that there was no such entity as Homo erectus. From earliest evidence, human species are related in our genus (or species) as two separate lines, human and chimpanzee. Therefore, a species that is related to both chimpanzees (or any other related animal) should look somewhat like humans. If it is found to resemble modern humans (or any other modern species), then it looks to be a separate species and not a species of Homo erectus. It should also be noted that it is unlikely this theory would suggest any large migrations into Africa from other parts of the world. At the time of the Herto, the majority of living chimpanzees were still living in Africa, so if the theories had been right, it is unlikely that any other ape-like humans would have been left in Africa for a very long time. And, lastly, because of the huge and rapidly expanding African continent at the time of the Herto flood, there would have been many competing species of ape-like apes that had been living in Africa at this time. While there are different ideas as to why modern humans arrived in Africa, the most typical explanation is the rapid expansion of agriculture. Evidence suggests our earliest ancestors were living near the equator in Africa, and that some of them were involved in agriculture based on the discovery of stone tools at Herto around 7200 BC - this in an era when the most probable time for humans to have traveled from Asia across the tropical Africa during the Herto flood would have been 10,000 30,000 years earlier than it actually was…

Biology, Genetics, and Evolution

The major source of current genetic diversity in humans is around 4.4 million years old: This genetic change, however, has not been passed between individuals by mutation or natural selection. Rather, it is caused by DNA being removed from the genome where it accumulates. The presence of specific proteins known as telomeric repeat elements (TER-TRE) means that these DNA fragments can be incorporated into new DNA, enabling it to be passed onto subsequent generations. Once a lineage (such as haplogroups) has accumulated considerable diversity, these sequences should be able to spread by adding new sequences, thus allowing the DNA to be ‘consolidated’. The DNA sequences which get copied into new DNA sequences are called recombination events. As more and more recombination events take place, new alleles get introduced - creating a new lineage. For example, a group which accumulates high levels of diversity can eventually become the dominant branch of the group, through a process called ‘inbreeding depression’. The process is called natural selection (or natural selection with an asterisk because many of these processes appear very likely to be beneficial). Because all DNA from our pre-Neanderthal ancestors and from the ancestors of present-day humans are present in modern humans, we know that this type of change has occurred at least 4.4 million years ago. However, since the origin of modern humans, it is currently unclear what caused this inbreeding depression (hence why you see such large genetic differences between modern and archaic humans). There is also an inefficiency in having a large number of copies of a particular gene present. If you have many copies of a gene, then it is not likely that each copy will be used up in all cases. This means, for example, that it is possible for new genes to be added to existing genes. The most important reasons to think this is what is also known as ‘bottlenecking’ the accumulation of a certain amount of genetic change and that any genes which increase this change can be ‘bottlenecked’ because they need to be copied more often. For example, the

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