edHumans did not evolve from monkeys, they both evolved from **a common ancestor**. This ancestor is thought to be a primate that lived in Africa between 8 and 6 million years ago.
This primate is now extinct. Several different species of primates evolved from the common ancestor, including modern-day monkeys, apes, and humans. Through evolution, the various species adapted to changing environments and eventually evolved into the species we see today.
Therefore, humans did not evolve directly from monkeys, but instead, both species evolved from a common ancestor.