Dating of fossils evolution
That is a misleading image, as there are now thousands of hominid fossils.
They are however mostly fragmentary, often consisting of single bones or isolated teeth. The list is sorted by species, going from older to more recent species. A braincase is the cranium minus the face and upper jaw. Abbreviations: ER East (Lake) Rudolf, Kenya WT West (Lake) Turkana, Kenya KP Kanapoi, Kenya SK Swartkrans, South Africa Sts, Stw Sterkfontein, South Africa TM Transvaal Museum, South Africa OH Olduvai Hominid, Tanzania AL Afar Locality, Ethiopia ARA-VP Aramis Vertebrate Paleontology, Ethiopia BOU-VP Bouri Vertebrate Paleontology, Ethiopia TM Toros-Menalla, Chad TM 266-01-060-1, "Toumai", Sahelanthropus tchadensis Discovered by Ahounta Djimdoumalbaye in 2001 in Chad, in the southern Sahara desert. This is a mostly complete cranium with a small brain (between 320 and 380 cc). 2002, Wood 2002) It has many primitive apelike features, such as the small brainsize, along with others, such as the brow ridges and small canine teeth, which are characteristic of later hominids. Most remains are teeth, but there is also a partial lower jaw of a child, a partial cranium base, and partial arm bone from 2 individuals.
(Creationist arguments) KP 29281, Australopithecus anamensis Discovered by Peter Nzube in 1994 at Kanapoi in Kenya (Leakey et al. This is a lower jaw with all its teeth which is about 4.0 million years old.
KP 29285, Australopithecus anamensis Discovered by Kamoya Kimeu in 1994 at Kanapoi in Kenya.
The pelvis is more human than apelike, and is strong evidence that africanus was bipedal (Brace et al.
Many scientists claim that the footprints are effectively identical to those of modern humans (Tattersall 1993; Feder and Park 1989), while others claim the big toes diverged slightly (like apes) and that the toe lengths are longer than humans but shorter than in apes (Burenhult 1993). afarensis, because no other hominid species is known from that time, although some scientists disagree with that classification. This is a 70% complete skull of a large adult male, easily the most complete afarensis skull known, with a brain size of 550 cc.
Johanson believes they belong to a single species in which males were considerably larger than females.
Others believe that the larger specimens belong to a primitive species of Homo. Discovered in 1978 by Paul Abell at Laetoli in Tanzania. The trail consists of the fossilized footprints of two or three bipedal hominids.
TM 1512, Australopithecus africanus (was Plesianthropus transvaalensis) Discovered by Robert Broom in 1936 at Sterkfontein in South Africa (Broom 1936).
The second australopithecine fossil found, it consisted of parts of the face, upper jaw and braincase.