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Homo erectus erectus
Pithecanthropus erectus

Cf., "The Hobbit"
(Homo floresiensis)

Homo erectus chart
Homo sapiens chart

General Information Sinanthropus pekinensis (China)
African Homo erectus European Homo erectus
Homo "Early Homo"
Homo erectus Homo sapiens


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Homo erectus

Primates -- Contemporary | Primates -- Prehistoric | Hominids

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Subfamily

Genus

Species

Variety 

Example

Alternative Name

H
o
m
i
n
i
n
e
s

Homo

erectus

 erectus

Java

Pithe-
canthropus

 pekinensis

Beijing

Sin-
anthropus

 

Nariokotome

African

 
Dmanisi, Ceprano
   

"Hobbit" ?

  Adapted from Intoduction to Physical Anthropology, 8th ed, Jurmain, Nelson, Kilgore, and Trevathan
(Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2000, pp. 285 - 290).

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Homo sapiens

| Primates -- Contemporary | Primates -- Prehistoric | Hominids | Australopithecus |

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Genus

Species

Variety 

Alternative Name

Example

Homo

sapiens

heidelberg-
ensis

 

"Pre-Modern"
("Archaic")

Heidelberg, Steinheim, Swanscombe, Kabwe . . .

Neanderthal-
ensis
?
(Denisovans?)

Neandertal

"Hobbit"


sapiens
(prehistoric)

Prehistoric
"Early Moderns"

Cro-Magnon, Border Cave, Qafzeh, etc.

sapiens
(contemporary)

Contemporary
"Moderns"

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Special Case: Piltdown

Adapted from Intoduction to Physical Anthropology, 8th ed, Jurmain, Nelson, Kilgore, and Trevathan
(Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2000, pp. 285 - 290).