edit: sorry if this is a duplicate - I tried searching but didn't find anything!
Was reading Do Fathers Matter? by Paul Raeburn and came across this sentence:
They tell us that among the australopithecines — the earliest members of the human family, who lived 4 million to 1 million years ago — mates were involved enough for males to have provided food and care for infants and protection from predators.
What really stumped me here was this part: "who lived 4 million to 1 million years ago." I swear I must have re-read this sentence ten times to make sure it wasn't myself that was getting this mixed up but shouldn't it be 1 to 4 million years ago (or 1 million to 4 million years ago, whatever).
Should it not be the smaller number first and then the larger number?
This seems like its - mistakenly - overcompensating for the whole BCE business....or I could be totally wrong.