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Homo

[′hō·mō]
(vertebrate zoology)
The genus of human beings, including modern humans and many extinct species.

HOMO

[¦āch¦ō¦em¦ō or ′hō‚mō]
(physical chemistry)
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8-million-year-old Homo erectus fossils found in West Asia (SN: 11/16/13, p.
Despite that mix, experts not involved in the paper said the researchers make a convincing case that the fossil belongs in the Homo category.
So, for early Homo sapiens colonising Ice Age Europe, a new shared and Aashylooking technology might serve as one form of social glue by which larger social networks were bonded.
Over the years, there have been several efforts to displace, complement, mimic, poke fun at, or identify the antecedents of homo economicus as indicated in the following:
They suggest that Homo habilis and Homo erectus lived side-by-side for almost half a million years and occupied different ecological niches, rather than one evolving from the other.
Its long arms and short legs are reminiscent of the australopithecine, which lived 2 million years ago, but its skull and teeth were much more modern, something like those of Homo erectus, a close human ancestor.
From our standpoint, looking back on stories that have long since reached their conclusion, there is no doubt that the choices made by Homo erectus, Neandertal, and Cro-Magnon furthered the survival of disadvantaged members of their societies.
And a lot of those freedoms go way beyond an understanding of people as homo economicus.
The discovery is surprising because Homo Erectus is the first human ancestor to show numerous modern human characteristics.
He said the specimens are in keeping with the skulls of Homo erectus as found in Java and in China.
HUMANS ARE THE ALIENS IN TIM Burton's remake of Planet of the Apes, and--just like in the 1968 original--they've crash-landed on a planet where Homo sapiens are not the top primate, but lowly Sherpas and servants to their simian siblings.
I am not, for instance, convinced by her identification of portraits of Alfonso d'Avalos, Doge Pietro Lando, and Sultan Suleyman in the Ecce Homo, nor, therefore, with her interpretation of the picture "in terms of the contemporary political situation" (62).