If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
According to the years involved with the beginning of Man or Homo, the Pliocene Age from 5,300,000 years to 2,600,000 years ago to the Pleistocene Age from 2,500,000 years to 10,000 years ago was the time period in which the earliest human-like fossils existed and were found. It was the years when Mankind evolved to a greater degree. The Pleistocene Age began as the last of the dinosaurs became extinct. However, many of the years involved can be disputed to some degree; therefore, more or less years are suggested to be involved.
There were also some sub-species; one of which was named Australopithecus. Five hundred (500) bones have been found, and these were not animal-like bones. They consisted of leg and foot bones similar to human bones, but their braincase was smaller than our braincase of today. The bones were found only in Africa which seems to suggest that this species did not migrate out of Africa.
The age of Mankind cannot be accurate at this point in time, and it may never be fully revealed how the complex migration of humanity actually took place. Future testing with DNA may prove to bring more accuracy into the historical archives of Mankind. It can only be theorized and abstracted that, over many millenniums, over many changing terrains, nomadic Man wandered and fought their way forward in search of new horizons and needs. They intermingled with one another, with the exception of a few, leaving their uniqueness for posterity. The quest is not to ascertain the exact age of Mankind but to explain their migration and development into the variables that are experienced today.
Ballpark figures shall mainly be considered in explaining the nomadic lifestyle of human species over millions of years. We can make assumptions that no Humanoid existed “exclusively”. When a child is born, the parents do not automatically die. As Humanoids produced new species, either through evolution or crossbreeding, the original species remained until they became extinct through further crossbreeding or because of their inability to compete for food and/or mates, and perhaps even because of physical conflict.
HOMO-HIBILIS (handy man)
This human originated in East Africa. Man’s brain is similar to apes but much larger. The ape’s brain is more simplified, especially the forebrain which only exists in Man.
This species appeared approximately 2,000,000 or 2,400,000 years ago to 1,000,000 or 1,400,000 years ago. There was another species called Australopithecus before this species, as mentioned previously. Homo-habilis were named handy man because they were capable of making tools for a specific purpose.
Part II in the next post shall begin with Homo-erectus (upright man)