Homo heidelbergensis

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Homo hei·del·ber·gen·sis

A species of extinct humans known from Pleistocene fossil remains found throughout Europe and Africa, and possibly in Asia, dating from about 600,000 to 200,000 years ago. Fossil finds known as Heidelberg man, Rhodesian man, and Steinheim man are examples of H. heidelbergensis.

[New Latin Homō heidelbergēnsis, species name : Latin homō, man + New Latin heidelbergēnsis, of Heidelberg (a fossil jawbone of the species having been found near the city in 1907 ).]
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Noun1.Homo heidelbergensis - a type of primitive man who lived in EuropeHomo heidelbergensis - a type of primitive man who lived in Europe
primitive, primitive person - a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
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That said, I think Homo heidelbergensis [who lived between 600,000 and 200,000 years ago] had a complex enough life to require speech, though not at a level of modern human language.
They seem to have become extinct in Europe by 600,000 years ago and were perhaps replaced by the species Homo heidelbergensis.
Many researchers classify these fossils as Homo heidelbergensis, a species thought to have been an ancestor of Neandertals and perhaps Homo sapiens as well.
A survey of 25 major British and north-west French sites dating from 500,000 to 200,000 years ago has revealed that early humans - members of the now long-extinct species Homo heidelbergensis - predominantly chose to live on islands that were located in major rivers' flood plains.
The bone sequenced is thought to have been a relation or member of the Homo heidelbergensis species, which lived at least 600,000 years ago, and may date back as far as 1.
Homo heidelbergensis (600,000 years old), discovered in 1976 at Bodo in Ethiopia, is "the first truly cosmopolitan species" (p.
1989), as well as two hyoids from Homo heidelbergensis (Martinez et al.
Still, they may not be a new species, because they might represent a creature already known from fossils but which didn't leave any DNA to compare, such as a late-surviving Homo heidelbergensis, he said.
Los articulistas han enfatizado, en sus comentarios del ejemplar ahora identificado como deforme y enfermo, la necesidad de entender que, entre 350 y 500 mil anos atras, habia ya antepasados nuestros como el Homo heidelbergensis que recibieron mucha ayuda de los miembros de su grupo social para poder sobrevivir en condiciones tan lamentables hasta una edad longeva.
Tattersall finds that the vocal tract of Homo heidelbergensis (existing between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens) was "more or less modern, in which case acquisition of the vocal apparatus permitting speech preceded the arrival of Homo sapiens by several hundred thousand years.
Se basan en el estudio de las cavidades craneales que albergaron el canal auditivo de los antiguos Homo heidelbergensis --antecesores directos del hombre de Neandertal--, muy similar al del hombre moderno, segun revelaron tomografias computarizadas practicadas en craneos hallados en el deposito conocido como "Sima de los Huesos" en Atapuerca, Espana.
Furthermore, even though no fossil evidence for humans has yet been found at either Hoxne or the Somme, discoveries at sites of similar age reveal them as likely to have been Homo heidelbergensis, dating from 600,000 years ago and powerfully built, as indicated by their robust bones and skulls.