Adam's date, consequently, falls into a post-35,000 BC category.
But the Neanderthalers and others preceded this era - so how could Adam be said to be the 'first' man? " [Based on: Laurence Gardner, Genesis of the Grail Kings, p.
[....]" [Based on: Chicago Tribune article (Fossil of oldest child uncovered) by Peter Gorner, p. Although the remains are said to be those of a hominid - a human-like being who walked upright, the brain appears to have been the size of a tennis ball - only a third of the size of a modern human brain."The first discovery of an early hominid species in Africa was by Raymond Dart, who found a well preserved skull of a juvenile in South Africa in 1924.
His discovery led to an intense focus on Africa as the probable site of human origins and early development, as Charles Darwin had earlier predicted. - "[....] And indeed the earliest-known stone tools, found in Gona, Ethiopia, suggest that 2.5 million years ago meat was a central part of hominines' diet.
*Trivia: - Genesis 2:7 - vyytsr yhvh alhym at-hadm apr mn-hadmh vypch bapyv nsmt chyym vyhy hadm lnps chyh: And [v] the LORD [yhvh] God [alhym] formed [ytsr] man [adm] of the dust [apr] of [mn] the [h] ground [admh], and [v] breathed [npch] into [b] his nostrils [ap] the breath [nsmh] of life [chyym]; and [v] man [adm] became [yhy? *Trivia: "The Seventh Command: 'And when this was done, the Seventh Intellect said: 'Let us make man after our own fashion and let us endow him with powers to rule the earth.' Then the Seven-Headed Intellect, The Creator of All Things throughout the Universe, created man and placed within his body a living, imperishable spirit, and man became like the Creator in intellectual power." [Based on: Col. 99] *Trivia: - "The fact that Adam is credited with the knowledge of good and evil, having eaten from the tree that made him wise (Genesis 3:6), determines that he was of the strain called homo sapiens.
In practice, he would actually have been of the further advanced modern strain called homo sapiens-sapiens.
The Quaternary includes only the last 1.8 million years.*Trivia: "The Pleistocene has been dated from 2.588 million (5,000) to 12,000 years before present (BP), with the end date expressed in radiocarbon years as 10,000 carbon-14 years BP. It covers most of the latest period of repeated glaciation, up to and including the Younger Dryas cold spell.
C.] ascribed 2,160,000 years to the period 'between creation and universal catastrophe.' " [Based on: Fingerprints Of The Gods, p.
260, by Graham Hancock]"Sri Yukteswar’s introduction to The Holy Science includes his explanation of the Yuga Cycle – revolutionary because of his premise that the earth is now in the age of Dwapara Yuga, not the Kali Yuga that most Indian pundits believe to be the current age. His theory is based on the idea that the sun “takes some star for its dual and revolves round it in about 24,000 years of our earth – a celestial phenomenon which causes the backward movement of the equinoctial points around the zodiac.” The common explanation for this celestial phenomenon is precession, the ‘wobbling’ rotating movement of the earth axis.
[....] The discovery was published in Science, a scientific journal, on Friday [09/02/11]. That is the same species as the superstar fossil dubbed Lucy, an adult female discovered nearby in 1974.
[....]" [Based on: Article (Scientists unearth evidence that Ice Age giants originated in Tibet) cn 2011-09-04 - Editor: Wang Guanqun] NASA's Curiosity rover has  uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect spot for tiny primitive organisms to flourish if they ever existed on the red planet. P.] The watering hole near the Martian equator existed about 3.5 billion years ago around the time when life evolved on Earth. [NP] The skeleton, described in the British scientific journal Nature and National Geographic magazine, represents the first juvenile remains of these ancient humanlike creatures, making the fossil the oldest child by far ever found. From the waste down, the skeleton looks like a human's. Her brain was small, her nose flat like a chimpanzee's and her face long and projecting.
13] - [First published by Times Books (as The Times Compact Atlas of World History) 1995 - updated and reprinted 2002] 2.3 Million - Homo / Ethiopia - "An upper jaw of early Homo, the genus to which modern humans belong, was recovered with primitive stone tools at Hadar, Ethiopia.