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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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; racerace,
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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Toups et al., "Origin of Clothing Lice Indicates Early Clothing Use by Anatomically Modern Humans in Africa," Molecular Biology and Evolution 28, no.
To better understand the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition and the dispersal of anatomically modern humans from Africa into Eurasia, Tostevin (anthropology, U.
It was not until more than 100,000 years later that anatomically modern humans appear in the fossil record.
In Chapter 3, Sterelny appeals to his model to explain two of the great puzzles of paleoanthropology, namely, why Neanderthals went extinct and why anatomically modern humans took so long (perhaps 150,000 years) to become behaviorally modern.
The researchers found hints that selection acting on a few genes related to skeletal and neurological development may have played a role in the emergence of anatomically modern humans.
Existing in the European fossil record from approximately 400,000 to 30,000 years ago, Neandertals are likely to have come into contact with anatomically modern humans for the last 50,000 years of their existence.
Anatomically modern humans began their worldwide trek during the Late Pleistocene (10).
Es cierto que segun Mellars (1989: 361) en Europa la aparicion del simbolismo se asocia con el paso del Paleolitico Medio al Superior, pero eso no supone que el simbolismo fuera una invencion europea, sino que "would appear to indicate a rapid expansion coinciding fairly closely with the first appearance of anatomically modern humans throughout western Eurasia" (Mellars, 1989: 363).
et al.[2007], The 'Human Revolution' in Lowland Tropical Southeast Asia: The Antiquity and Behavior of Anatomically Modern Humans at Niah Cave.
Turney, 2007, The 'human revolution' in lowland tropical Southeast Asia: the antiquity and behavior of anatomically modern humans at Niah Cave (Sarawak, Borneo).