NewThink | Humans Diverged From Chimps 8 Million -- Not 5 -- Million Years Ago

GreenTracker| A comprehensive analysis of existing research, DNA material, and fossil research has resulted in a new evolutionary statistical model which posits that humans diverged from chimpanzees 8 million years ago, rather than the widely accepted date of 5 million years.

The new research also implies that for 20 million years before dinosaurs became extinct. early versions of primates also lived and evolved. The prior theory has been that primates and other mammals didn’t thrive on the planet until the dinosaurs became extinct. via Science Daily