Andy's Wiki
Advertisement
Prehistoric Scratchpad
PhBP Po10BP

The Middle Pleistocene. Neanderthals developed in this era (400 TYA). The earliest known human DNA dates to this time as does the beginning of the extinction of large mammals (132 TYA).

Ionian Age Web Pages[]

Classification[]

  • Pleistocene Epoch (2.58-0.0117 MYA) - The previous epoch. Includes the beginning of the Quaternary Glaciation, several inter-glacials, up until the beginning of the current interglacial.
    • Tarantian Age (126-11.7 TYA) - The Late Pleistocene. Defined as the beginning of the Eemian Interglacial until the end of the last glacial period of the last ice age.
    • Ionian Age (781-126 TYA) - The Middle Pleistocene. Neanderthals developed in this era (400 TYA). The earliest known human DNA dates to this time as does the beginning of the extinction of large mammals (132 TYA).
    • Calabrian Age (1.806-0.781 MYA) - 
    • Gelasian Age (2.588-1.806 MYA) - An age

Species[]

  • Order Primates (Primates) - Mammals with long arms.
    • Family Homonidae (Homonids)
      • Genus Homo (Homo) - The human genus.
        • Species Heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) -- Thought to be the direct predecessor to modern humans.
        • Species Neanderthal (Neanderthals) - The closest known extinct species to humans.
        • Species Sapiens (Modern Humans) - Anatomically modern humans.
        • Species Denisovans (Denisovans) - A species of humans in Asia that interbred with modern humans.

Ionian Age In the News[]

Humans, Not Climate, Caused Large Mammal Extionctions (2014)[]

Skulls with mix of Neandertal and primitive traits illuminate human evolution (2014)[]

Modern Men Lack Y Chromosome Genes (2016)[]

Study compares Y Chromosome of humans and Neanderthals and determines that humans today did not inherit any parts of this chromosome. It also determined when the species originally diverged.
Advertisement