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Any of various primates of the tribe Hominini, including Australopithecus, other Pliocene and Pleistocene human relatives, and Homo sapiens, the only extant species. The hominins were formerly referred to as hominids.

[From New Latin Hominīnī, tribe name : Latin homō, homin-, human being, man; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots + New Latin -īnī, suff. forming tribe names (from Latin īnī, pl. of īnus, n. suff.; see -ine).]

hom′i·nin′ adj.


any primate of the tribe of hominids that includes modern man and his direct ancestors
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No remains were found alongside the Indian tools, meaning it's impossible to determine whether the tools were produced by modern humans or one of our hominin cousins.
Rorty is not an alien, but a prehistoric human, a tiny hominin, kidnapped from his forest home and experimented on by scientists.
It seems that interbreeding between different early hominin species is not the exception - it's the norm," Gokcumen said at the time.
The findings, published in three papers in the journal 'eLife', raise fresh questions about human evolution, including the prospect that behaviours previously attributed to humans may have been developed by hominin precursors of Homo sapiens.
It's notable that for all we do know about human evolution, such as the existence of other hominin species, or the paths we took out of Africa, there are still huge gaps in our knowledge.
We will generate genome-wide data from a large number of Neandertal and Denisovan individuals from across their geographical and temporal range as well as from other extinct hominin groups which we may discover.
Already the earliest ones have quite symmetric shapes, a design choice conforming to later hominin preference.
Wild Harvest: Plants in the Hominin and Pre-Agrarian Human Worlds
It is also possible that this lineage pre-dates the first hominin arrival on Flores, implying speciation occurred on a stepping-stone island between Asia and Flores, such as Sulawesi.
Thus, the aim--a type of intention--of the hominin wielding the banging rock is dependent on what the banged rock reveals.
After studying the remains, scientists concluded that they belonged to a new species of hominin.
We are animals, it said, of the genus Homo, which split from Pan (chimpanzees) some seven million years ago and wandered through a hominin lineage that walked upright, made use of fire, lost its brow ridge and body hair, and at long last became us: members of the uniquely communicative, collaborative, and inventive species Homo sapiens sapiens--the doubly wise ones.