"Homo sapiens" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Early Homo Sapiens

    Life History in North African Early Homo sapiens" by Tanya M. Smith et al. discussed the increasing evidence of sophisticated material culture‚ new fossil material‚ and refined dating techniques‚ paleoanthropologists have renewed investigations of modern human origins in Africa‚ in particular the question of when early Homo sapiens became fully modern (Smith‚ M. Tanya‚ pg. 6128). Whereas cranial and dental features demonstrate that African Middle Pleistocene Homo underwent an anatomical transition

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  • Homo sapiens

    Homo sapiens (Latin: "wise man") is the scientific name for the human species. Homo is the human genus‚ which also includes Neanderthals and many other extinct species of hominid; H. sapiens is the only surviving species of the genus Homo. Modern humans are the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens‚ differentiated from their direct ancestor‚ Homo sapiens idaltu. Subspecies of H. sapiens include Homo sapiens idaltu and the only extant subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens. Some sources show Homo sapiens neanderthalensis

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  • Homo Sapiens

    Homo sapiens‚ a primate risen in Africa from a lineage that split away from the chimpanzee line five to eight million years ago" (501). In Wilson’s terms‚ Homo sapiens is the reason for earth’s change and composition. He asserts that no other species has ever come close to the human species of 5.5 billion‚ and furthermore believes that this vast number will likely double within the next 50 years. Wilson goes on to say that our species is like no other: "We are tribal and aggressively territorial

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  • Homo Sapien Neanderthalensis

    Homo sapien neanderthalensis is estimated to have lived between 130‚000 and 28‚000 years ago. The first remains were found in a German valley in 1856. This valley is called Neander Valley—the German word for valley is Tal—giving the species the name Neanderthalensis‚ most commonly known as Neanderthal. Neanderthal remains were discovered at the La Ferrassie cave located in Dordogne‚ France. Multiple excavations of the site have occurred between 1909 and present time‚ all of which have contributed

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  • Homo Heidelbergensis

    gigantic human forms develop. Homo Heidelbergensis Homo heidelbergensis lived in Europe and Western Asia from at least 600‚000-200‚000 years ago‚ and may date in Africa‚ as far back as 1.3 million years. Rhodesian or Broken Hill man‚ was a Zambian counterpart dated from 300‚000 to 125‚000 years ago. H. heidelbergensis lived in families‚ communicated successfully with language‚ and practiced burial rituals with red ocher. Their stone tools resembled the Achulean toolkit of Homo erectus‚ with large bifacial

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  • Homo Sapiens Evolution

    The Physiology and Evolution of Vision from Primates to Homo Sapiens Bio 392 Mammalian Physiology Denielle Chapman April 14th‚ 2017 Vision is a way of making sense of the world that‚ for all mammals‚ could arguably be the most important sense of the five that we have. For Homo sapiens‚ the way we perceive the world through our power of sight‚ came from the species of primates that existed before us according

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  • Ahimsa: Obligation of Homo Sapiens Sapiens

    AHIMSA: OBLIGATION OF HOMO SAPIENS SAPIENS A Term Paper Presented to Religious Education‚ Philosophy And Peace Education and Development College of Arts and Sciences Notre Dame University In partial fulfilment of requirements for the Oriental and Chinese Philosophy JOHN LUKE SORIENTE PADILLA PART I Introduction In the regeneration and divinization of man‚ the first step is to eliminate his beastly nature. The predominant in beast

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  • Neanderthal Vs Homo Sapiens

    whether Homo Sapiens are the decedents of Neanderthals or whether they are cousins with a common ancestor. If Neanderthals are considered to be a proper descendent to Homo Sapiens‚ then they can be rightfully classified as Homo Sapiens Neanderthal. If they are truly a separate species‚ then they should be classified as Homo Neanderthal. The theory that Neanderthal and Homo Sapiens are cousins focuses on the time period when both existed and the geographic locations of both groups. Homo Sapiens lived

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  • Homo Erectus

    Homo erectus (literally "upright man") is an extinct hominin that lived between 1.8 million and 50‚000 years ago. The first fossil found of this species (the type specimen) was a skullcap discovered in 1891 by Eugène Dubois. However‚ the species was not named until 1894‚ after a femur (thigh bone) was discovered not far from the skullcap. The femur was nearly identical to that of a modern human‚ prompting Dubois to name a new species: Pithecanthropus erectus (literally "upright apeman"). Both fossils

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  • Homo Floresiensis

    believe Homo floresiensis to be – a “one off” freak version of Homo erectus‚ a separate and very unique species‚ or something else . . . Homo floresiensis was a hominoid discovered in a cave called Liang Bua on an Indonesia island. She was examined to be from 17‚000 years ago and nicknamed “the Hobbit” because she was only around a meter tall even though she was an adult. What was more amazing about this hominoid was the small cranial capacity of 417 cc‚ much smaller than a typical early Homo and a

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