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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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What does 'sapiens' mean in the word "homosapiens"?
In the human world of homosapiens the same evolutionary mechanism can be used to gain social and/or organisational advantage at the expense of others and the establishment of a perverse power base within the organisation.
The posterior ponticuli is uniquely derived trait (autapomorphy) within primates which is restricted to some individuals in Homosapiens. Appearance of this foramen in human evolution could be related to the acquisition of the erect posture and bipedal locomotion and consecutive modifications of the regional venous circulation.
The male fox is sung admirably and charmingly by Sarah Castle with just the right mixture of animal and human charm that contrasts with the awkward homosapiens Jonathan Summers acts and sings as the loveable Forester who brings a more elderly gravitas to the role while Richard Angas and Alan Oke are just right as the troubled priest and the love-struck boring teacher.
Anthropological studies have provided evidence for the evolution of primates and homosapiens in the rift valley of Kenya part of the prehistoric Lemurian continent.