It’s All Relative

I found this chart particularly helpful in understanding the primate branch of evolution.

Primate Family Tree

Primate Family Tree
Taken from pg. 38 of “Evolution – The Human Story” by Dr Alice Roberts

Modern-day humans and modern-day chimpanzees broke away from a Common Ancestor 7 million years ago.  The chimpanzee is our closest relative. Our next closest relative is the gorilla with whom we share a Common Ancestor 10 million years ago.


About yewnique

I am a Malaysian-born woman who is married to an Australian and now live in Melbourne, Australia. I am a mother to four children. I home school. I like reading, writing, and cooking -- not necessarily in that order. I care about grammar and spelling, but am nonchalant about the Oxford Comma. I try to follow Christ's teachings.

Posted on Saturday, November 24th, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’ve always been fond of charts like Figure 1 here:

    I’ve always felt the start “Y” splits in most charts oversimplify how species diverge over time, but it’s only been recently that science has developed the genetic tools to start generating this kind of specificity..


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