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Becoming human

Millions of years ago, our ancestors started an evolutionary journey...



Where do we fit in?

We have unique characteristics but also similarities with other animals.



Meet the family

Our family tree includes different species from our evolutionary past. Extending back for five to seven million years to the time when our ancestors took their first two-legged steps on the path toward becoming human. Discover below our factsheets on the different species.



Analysing the evidence

Scientists can recover a lot of information about about ancestors from fossils and oter evidence of human evolution.



Human movement around the world


Are we still evolving?