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Prehistoric Cultures

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Saturday, 25 September 2021, 15:34 (03:34 PM) GMT, day 268 of 2021
. . . in History 
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Homo

L: man, OL hemõ, "the earthly one"

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The genus Homo includes the following prehistoric and contemporary species of humans, although there is currently discussion about how many and what species there are. See also Neandertal information.

The Genus Homo


| General Information | Hominids | Primates -- Contemporary | Primates -- Prehistoric |

Genus

Species

Variety 

Example

Alternative Name

Homo



[new discoveries]


[pending]
 

 

"Early Homo"

 rudolfensis

 

ER-1470

habilis 

 

Homo habilis

erectus

 erectus

Java

Pithe-
canthropus

 pekinensis

Beijing

Sin-
anthropus

 

Nariokotome

African

 

Dmanisi, Ceprano

European

sapiens

heidelberg-
ensis

Heidelberg, Steinheim, Swanscombe, Kabwe, etc.

"Archaic"

Neandertal-
ensis
?

Neandertal

sapiens
(prehistoric)

Cro-Magnon, Border Cave, Qafzeh, etc.

Prehistoric
"Early Modern"

sapiens
(contemporary)

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"Modern"
(contemporary)

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).



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