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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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This time predates the age of the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.
Our analysis indicates this lineage diverged from previously known Y chromosomes about 338,000 ago, a time when anatomically modern humans had not yet evolved," said Michael Hammer, an associate professor in the University of Arizona's department of ecology and evolutionary biology and a research scientist at the UA's Arizona Research Labs.
The earliest evidence of red-pigment use comes from that time, prior to the evolution of anatomically modern humans.
Washington, June 15 ( ANI ): Uranium-series dating has revealed that the practice of cave art in Europe began up to 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, indicating the paintings were created either by the first anatomically modern humans in Europe or, perhaps, by Neanderthals.
Both archaeological evidence and the results of simulation studies concur that the initial spread of Anatomically Modern Humans out of Africa followed a coastal route involving India and Southeast Asia (Escoffier et al.
Eswaran says that in 1997, he was "powerfully struck" by the notion that diffusion provides a way to explain a major anthropological mystery--the rise of anatomically modern humans.
The humans who arrived in Europe during the Upper Palaeolithic era, Cro-Magnons or anatomically modern humans, replaced the Neanderthal populations.
Perhaps a major historical stumbling block has been an overemphasis on gauging the physiological and behavioural aspect of this species against those of the Upper Palaeolithic anatomically modern humans (AMH) which eventually replaced it.
The Oase skull's strange combination of modern and archaic characteristics underscores scientific confusion about how to define anatomically modern humans, Trinkaus adds.
Since their discovery they have been attributed to Neanderthals who lived around 200,000 to 40,000 years ago, but this new study suggested they belong to anatomically modern humans.
For much of the twentieth century, the prevailing view among archaeologists was that Anatomically Modern Humans (AMHs) associated with Upper Palaeolithic (UP) and Late Stone Age (LSA) cultures could be considered behaviourally modern, whereas archaic Homo sapiens and Neanderthal populations, associated with Middle Stone Age (MSA) and Middle Palaeolithic (MP) cultures, could not.
She also suspects that the first anatomically modern humans, who lived at least 200,000 years ago, had all the manual capabilities of people today.