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see anthropologyanthropology,
classification and analysis of humans and their society, descriptively, culturally, historically, and physically. Its unique contribution to studying the bonds of human social relations has been the distinctive concept of culture.
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; human evolutionhuman evolution,
theory of the origins of the human species, Homo sapiens. Modern understanding of human origins is derived largely from the findings of paleontology, anthropology, and genetics, and involves the process of natural selection (see Darwinism).
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one of the group of populations regarded as constituting humanity. The differences that have historically determined the classification into races are predominantly physical aspects of appearance that are generally hereditary.
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The two groups - Homo sapiens and Neanderthal - coexisted for thousands of years, with the Neanderthals steadily losing ground.
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.
Despite the conclusions of this new school of thought, the current consensus still holds among the majority of scholarly groups that humans arrived from Asia across Beringia as Homo sapiens sapiens and that this occurred at least 15,000 years earlier than previously suggested.
What the large herbivores had never before had to deal with was Homo sapiens, which became anatomically and mentally "modern" about the time the extinctions began.
journal ''Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,'' Thorne and his colleagues outline an alternative theory on the evolution of Homo sapiens called ''Regional Continuity.
A diet of fish containing Omega-3 was essential for the necessary cerebral expansion which transformed our predecessors into homo sapiens.
I've always believed that other intelligent life forms are out there, and now, for the first time, they will be able to peer into the life of average Homo sapiens," explained Ted Murphy, President and CEO of MindComet.
Though Neanderthals and modern humans are closely related, Neanderthals are thought to have evolved from an ancestor that left Africa much earlier than the hominids that gave rise to Homo sapiens.
Henshilwood said these periods were significant in the development of Homo sapiens behaviour in southern Africa.
In ancient Homo sapiens, as in people today, a short lower heel stretched the Achilles tendon taut, say anthropologist David Raichlen of the University of Arizona in Tucson and his colleagues.
The inescapable conclusion is that Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis were not just neighbors in olden days but, at least on occasion, very, very close friends.