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  1. family referring specifically to humans and several extinct human-like species, some of which were human ancestors, 4.4 million years ago
  2. estimating the age of a sample or event in years , usually by measuring the amount of unstable atoms in the sample
  3. opposable thumbs, opposable big toes in all primates except humans, 5 fingers, binocular vision
  4. determining whether an event or object, such as a fossil, is older or younger than other events or objects
  5. the period in the geologic time scale beginning about 65 million years ago and continuing until the present day- most fossils from this era. Many mammals, birds, insects, and flowering plants. Humans and their ancestors are in this era
  6. the period in the geologic time scale beginning about 540 million years ago and ending about 248 million years ago- fish, sponges, corals, snails, clams, squids, and trilobites were abundant. Plants, fungi, and aerobic organisms colonized on land. Creepers began to crawl on land.

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  1. What was the first organism on Earth?opposable thumbs, opposable big toes in all primates except humans, 5 fingers, binocular vision

          

  2. Australopithecinean early hominid that evolved more than 3.6 million years ago

          

  3. Cro-Magnonsa cell that does not have a nucleus or any other membrane-covered organelles; also called a bacterium

          

  4. Prokaryotea cell that contains a central nucleus and a complicated internal structure

          

  5. Neanderthalsthe first primate ancestor; also, a group of living primates that includes lorises and lemurs, 55 million years ago

          

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