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A Puzzle containing the Road from Ape to Human, and follow the evolution through time.
You will also be able to see alot of different animals living in the same period.
I have concentrated on the evolution of Man (and apes). I've never seen this period shown like this, but I think it works really well(!) The period covered is about 65 million years(cenozoic era), going back from the present day at bottom right. Time is in a x4 geometric progression because hominids don't really appear until the last 5 or 6 million years. The paths show direct relationships according to current theories about the hominid fossil records, and I've included the recently found Homo Floresiensis. Some paths are fading out at a time when the fossil records for that species ends.
The other animals shown are ones which our ancestors might have encountered (and maybe eaten) and, like the hominids, they are shown at their correct place in time. I have not shown some well known species from this time which were found far from Africa/Europe (eg: sabre-toothed tigers), as hominids could not have met them. The bull is an Auroch, the deer is Megaloceros.