Ancient Japan: Jomon and Yayoi
- Although the Japanese do not settle Japan until the third century B.C., humans had lived in Japan from about 30,000 B.C.. For Japan was not always an island. During the Ice Ages, it was connected to the Korean peninsula by means of a land bridge.
- Linked from this page are documents summarizing the hominid fossil record and hypothesized lines of human evolution from 5 million years ago to the present.
Recent Developments in Paleoanthropology
- These pages use a fairly conservative naming system. In recent years a number of changes have been suggested in the classification of hominid fossils.