Ever since we started knowing our ancestors from their DNA, we have wanted to know more about them. The problem is that in most cases, it is impossible to know where or when humans and their ancestors interbred. DNA evidence is good for a person’s parents but it is very hard to extract from the skeletal remains. We can only make a fair guess as to when people began to look different because their teeth and traits seem to be different from one generation to another.
However, there are ways we can estimate how humans and their ancestors have evolved through the years. One method is through the comparison of modern-day human traits with those of older human beings. Another is through archaeological findings. These methods all point to a long history of human interbreeding.
Modern day humans share the same ancestors with chimpanzees and boneless pigs. Chimpanzees and boneless pigs are both descended from a common ancestor that lived about three million years ago. This is known as the ancestor of modern humans. The other hominid species on the family tree are African and Australian.
The last two that are part of this evolution are both still evolving. The African species are only a few million years old and have already left Africa. They are thought to have migrated into the Old World later on and eventually took up positions as predators of large mammals. They later became a much bigger species occupying most of the land mass of Europe and Asia. They later became a subspecies or species of the Asian elephant.
The Australian species are not too far behind. They have been around for over thirty million years and were the first species of big cats. In Australia, the feral cat is thought to have interbred with an Asian version and turned into the ferrule. Estimates of how long the cats have been around vary between ten and fifteen million years. As they are very small, estimates placed their arrival on earth at somewhere around the same time as the dinosaurs.
The Aussies did not start out looking all that formidable though. Their teeth look like those of a walrus. Over their million-year history, they developed into something a little more formidable. They possessed what is known as ‘bronchial’ teeth. These are teeth that develop when the mouth parts develop in the later years. These teeth would otherwise have been kept secret.
The uniqueness of the Australian ancestors makes them a fascinating part of our human ancestors story. They managed to survive and thrive even when other hominids in the world were struggling to survive. Even today, their distinct features are recognized. In fact, they are still recognized as a unique species and are used in many popular drawings.
One of the reasons why they are still recognized as such is that they survived the Ice Age. This was one of the worst periods in Earth’s history, and many plants and animals simply did not have the ability to fight or run during this time. Yet, the Aussies could make use of a unique brand of camouflage, which helped them to survive. The Aussies are recognized as an evolved species and there is evidence of several migratory routes from Australia to what is now northern Canada and the United States. Although many people do not realize it, the Aussies are actually one of the earliest species of hominids on Earth.
Another reason why they have become so well known is because of their ability to adapt to changes in their environment. Through the course of time, humans managed to modify their body structure so that it became more flexible and mobile. In order to do this, their ancestors had to find ways to hide their features, so they could move around. However, through the course of history, various advancements in technology helped to create better artificial skins and other mechanisms that allowed individuals to keep their natural appearance while hiding parts of their anatomy.
The Aussies, along with their distant relatives the Neanderthal, are a crucial part of humankind’s history. Their existence has been vital to the survival of modern man. Although we cannot forget the Aussies’ role in our evolution, they should never be forgotten. Their story can teach us a lot about how we should live and survive in the 21st century.
The most important part of the story is their remarkable adaptability and dexterity. They are capable of running at tremendous speeds for hours, climbing trees and running across sand dunes. In doing so, they demonstrate a level of ability and agility that is beyond compare. It would seem that the Aussies could have been the first species to walk the surface of the earth. Their amazing journey across Australia helps us understand how we evolved from other creatures on Earth. The great challenge to humankind is not where we will go next, but rather how we will recognize the past to inform future generations.