Homo sapiens


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Homo sa·pi·ens

 (sā′pē-ənz, -ĕnz′)
n.
The modern species of humans, the only extant species of the primate tribe Hominini.

[New Latin Homō sapiēns, species name : Latin homō, man + Latin sapiēns, wise, rational, present participle of sapere, to be wise.]

Homo sapiens

(ˈsæpɪˌɛnz)
n
(Animals) the specific name of modern man; the only extant species of the genus Homo. This species also includes extinct types of primitive man such as Cro-Magnon man. See also man5
[New Latin, from Latin homo man + sapiens wise]

Ho•mo sa•pi•ens

(ˈhoʊ moʊ ˈseɪ pi ənz)
n.
1. (italics) the species of bipedal primates to which modern humans belong, characterized by a brain capacity averaging 1400 cc (85 cu. in.) and by dependence upon language and the creation and utilization of complex tools.
[1795–1805; < New Latin = Homo + Latin sapiens wise, rational (see sapient)]

Homo sa·pi·ens

(sā′pē-ənz)
The modern species of humans. Homo sapiens evolved probably between 250,000 and 100,000 years ago in Africa. The closest living relative of Homo sapiens is the chimpanzee.

Homo sapiens

A Latin phrase meaning wise man, used to refer to human beings as a species.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Homo sapiens - the only surviving hominidHomo sapiens - the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Cro-magnon - extinct human of Upper Paleolithic in Europe
Boskop man - possible early Homo sapiens represented by a cranium found in the Transvaal; formerly considered a separate species
Homo sapiens sapiens, modern man - subspecies of Homo sapiens; includes all modern races

Homo sapiens

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homo sapiens

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Named after the cave where bones from at least 15 specimens were found in 2013, Homo naledi has a previously undiscovered mix of ape and human features: a small brain and fingers apt for bee climbing, but legs and feet similar to those of Homo sapiens (us).
Now in a revised and updated edition, The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science is Rewriting Their Story examines what archaeological research, including advances in DNA technology, has revealed about the Neanderthal--a species very similar to homo sapiens, that appears to have evolved in Europe parallel to homo sapiens in Africa.
Recent archaeological studies have revealed that human bones are lighter in weight and density when compared to early homo sapiens, Australopithecus africanus, Neandertals and chimpanzees.
The second, and more likely at this point, is that a predecessor species to ours was extremely crafty and clever, making sophisticated tools long before Homo sapiens emerged, according to Discovery News.
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The Neanderthals or Homo sapiens turned up 200,000 years ago and Homo sapiens sapiens - that's us - 160,000 years after that.
Is that date early enough that the split could have happened when Homo sapiens was first emerging, rather than after our species was well-established?
The first Homo sapiens showed up in Europe about 60,000 years ago - just a blip on the cosmic calendar.
We once shared our planet with other species of hominid, who were stronger, more numerous and better evolved than homo sapiens.
Ancient members of our species, Homo sapiens, would probably have won long-distance races, while Neandertals might have dominated hilly courses and jumping events.
The earliest Homo sapiens remains found until now are half that old.
A VISIT to Cyprus by one of the world's foremost paleoanthropologists has coincided with the release of fascinating evidence to suggest that interbreeding between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals may have taken place.