• Humans evolved from primates, a group of mammals that includes lemurs, monkeys and apes.
  • Humans are part of the apes, but we did not evolve from apes, which also include chimpanzees and gorillas.
  • About 5 to 7 million years ago, chimpanzees (our closest living relatives) and humans shared their last common ancestor.
  • The ice ages allowed humans to migrate.
  • Land bridges such as the Bering Strait allowed us to walk from the Old World to the New World.
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