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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 month ago

How old is the human species?

20 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Modern man - 100,000 years old.

  • 1 month ago

    It depends on what exactly you mean by human.

    The oldest Homo sapiens fossil we have currently found are somewhere between 280,000 and 350,000 years old (315kya +/- 34kya).

    However, those we identify as anatomically modern human, Homo sapiens sapiens, are dated back to around 200,000 years ago by mtDNA analysis. The older fossils may be Homo sapiens sapiens, but we can't rule out the possibility that they weren't of a separate closely related subspecies.

    The other way to look at it is that any species in the Homo genus may be classified as a human, they are often referred to as archaic humans. The oldest known Homo habilis fossils date to between 1.65 million to 2.3 million years ago.

  • 1 month ago

    JazSinc got it right again.

  • 1 month ago

    509408659048906489 years

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  • CRR
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A bit more than 6 thousand years, since the beginning of creation.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    While our ancestors have been around for about six million years, the modern form of humans only evolved about 200,000 years ago. Civilization as we know it is only about 6,000 years old, and industrialization started in the earnest only in the 1800s.

  • 1 month ago

    'bout 300,000 years old, but those guys may not have been the same subspecies as us.  For a more modern look, that'd be the Omo fossils of about 195,000 years ago.

  • 1 month ago

    Current scholarship suggests 200,000 years ago as the first appearance of skeletons of modern Homo Sapiens.

  • 1 month ago

    Depends on your definition of human.

    If you include all H. groups then you're looking at several hundred thousand years, minimum.

    Conversely, if you trust a collection of writings compiled by Anthropocene scribes and goatherds, then it's somewhere around 6000 years.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago


    I'm 70 this year. Why do you need to know this? 


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