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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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By examining the different genetic makeup among modern human populations, the scientists' model was able to infer how much genetic similarity there would have been between distinct populations within a continent.
The evolution of modern humans in Africa; a comprehensive guide.
NEW evidence has emerged that early modern humans and Neanderthals may have interbred.
The bones, which were found in northern Spain and belong to a child who was between 7 and 8 years old, show "an overall growth rate similar to that of modern human children," according to their study in the journal (http://science.
The bone tool is still used today by leather workers some fifty thousand years after the Neanderthals and the first anatomically modern humans in Europe.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study, using genetic analysis to look for clues about human migration over sixty thousand years ago, suggests that the first modern humans settled in Arabia on their way from the Horn of Africa to the rest of the world.
The earliest dental evidence for a modern human growth period confirmed to date comes from a Neanderthal that lived about 120,000 years ago.
html) University at Buffalo explained that a comparison between the MUC7 genes of people today showed that a gene variant found in sub-Saharan Africans was so distinct that variants of the gene found in other modern human populations were more closely related to ones from the extinct Neanderthals and Denisovans than they were to the sub-Saharans.
Or, did the LB1 skull belong to a modern human with a disorder that resulted in an abnormally small brain and skull?
Its DNA apparently jumped into the Homo sapiens gene pool through interbreeding with modern humans about 30,000 to 70,000 years ago, when other modern humans and Neandertals were mixing in the Middle East.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- An international team of researchers discovered well-dated human fossils in Southern China that markedly change anthropologists perceptions of the emergence of modern humans in the eastern Old World.
This shows the person was discerning spacing similar to how modern humans do and "neuromotor control allowed them to master the techniques and motions necessary to obtain regularity when required.