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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It is by now a well-established (but not so well-known) fact that us modern humans, Homo sapiens, spent a lot of time in much the same places that Neanderthals were in, and that the two human species not only intermingled but also interbred.
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The upper jaw is believed to belong to homo sapiens, and its the first unearthed fossil of homo sapiens to be found outside Africa.
A partial jawbone bearing seven teeth unearthed in a cave in Israel represents what scientists are calling the oldest-known Homo sapiens remains outside Africa, showing that our species trekked out of that continent far earlier than previously known.
Age: Homo sapiens archaic provide the bridge between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens during the period 200,000 to 500,000 years ago.
They build upon the 'Out of Africa' model that assumes the spread of modern humans from their African origins across the globe, superseding any other human species that had lived in parts of the planet before (and sometimes as) Homo sapiens arrived.
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.
It is estimated that the teeth found in the cave in Israel belong to more ancient species of human, who was in fact the father of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals.
Someone leaked a video of Kaylas shift from human form to werecat, and Homo sapiens everywhere now have proof of the existence of werepeople, the PC term for werebeasts.
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.