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Unformatted text preview: Primates appear – 60 million years ago-Austalopithecus appears in Africa 4-6 million-Homo erectus makes fires in Africa 1-2 million-Homo neanderthalensis appears in Eurasia ~ 300,000-Homo sapiens speak in Africa ~ 100,000-300,000 Last ice age begins ~ 70,000 years ago-Neanderthals disappear from Europe ~ 30,000-50,000-Cro-Magnon (homo sapiens) paints caves in Europe ~ 30,000 Last ice age end ~ 15,000 years ago-Humans inhabit six continents ~ 12,000- Humans develop farming ~ 10,000- Humans develop writing ~ 6,000- Darwin writes “Origin of Species” ~150 Human evolution tied not to more genes, but to how genes produce proteins particularly related to development of neocortex (last 10-20 years) Chromosomes have DNA; Nucleotide sequences on DNA code for making RNA that can be used to translate proteins....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 132 taught by Professor Chrobak during the Spring '08 term at UConn.
- Spring '08